December 15, 2016 4:47 pm -

You can tell when Trump is doing his own tweets because not everything in them is actual words.

The president-elect returned to Twitter on Thursday morning, again questioning the Central Intelligence Agency’s conclusion that Russia inserted itself into the election to help the Republican nominee win.

If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House waite so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Dec. 15, 2016


In point of fact, virtually everything in the tweet is misleading — including the spelling of “wait.”

On Oct. 7, the Obama administration formally accused Russia of being behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, of stealing emails from Democrats including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John D. Podesta, and of leaking them to the public through WikiLeaks and other outlets.

“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” the statement said.

The complaints were loud enough that Mrs. Clinton brought them up in the debates, eliciting Mr. Trump’s famous response, “No puppet … no puppet … you’re the puppet.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.