Yesterday I got into a heated debate on Facebook concerning Trump and his summit meeting in Helsinki with Russian leader Putin. The man stood on the world stage and told Putin that he didn’t believe his own intelligence agencies in their discovery that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. His statement was based solely on Putin’s denial of any Russian involvement in the US elections. Trump stated that Putin “strongly denied involvement” and that was of course good enough for 45.
Here is what Stephen Colbert had to say about the treasonous event.
“If Trump’s spineless toadying to Putin made you think, ‘What’s Vlad got on him?’ you’re not the only one,” Colbert said. Then, “The Late Show” host played a clip in which a reporter asked Putin if he had any compromising information on Trump.
“But Putin does know exactly where and when he didn’t get the material that he doesn’t have,” Colbert said. In another clip, Putin mentioned a meeting in St. Petersburg that was attended by 500 American businessmen. “Do you think we tried to collect compromising information on each and every single one of them?” Putin asked.
“Yeah. Yeah, I do,” Colbert said. “When I was in Russia – and this is true – I was followed everywhere I went and I’m a comedian. All right? I was informed by our security people in no uncertain terms that my phone was bugged and my room had cameras in it. So I showered in a blue blazer. When I finally, when finally I had to get naked eventually – and this is true – I turned to every mirror and said, ‘You like, Ivan? You like?’”
Commentary: The team at the World News Commentary blog is flabbergasted at the latest antics from Donald Trump. But his actions and words in Helsinki are this time very dangerous. His own party is up in arms and critical of what he said to Putin. We believe the president of the US has committed treason. Here is the definition of treason and a Tweet from Dictionary.com after Putin and Trump’s Helsinki meeting:
The Twitter account for Dictionary.com on Monday shared the definitions of “patriot” and “traitor” after President Trump concluded a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
“Patriot: A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion,” the account tweeted, before contrasting the definition with, “Traitor: A person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.”
Trump also said during the news conference that he doesn’t see any reason why Russia would interfere in the U.S.’s presidential election, pointing to Putin’s denials. “He just said it’s not Russia,” Trump said. “I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be.”
Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike blasted the president’s performance, calling it “shameful” and a “disgrace.” In May, Dictionary.com mocked Trump for misspelling “collusion” on Twitter.
“We have not found collussion either,” Dictionary.com tweeted. “We did, however, find collusion. #ItsInTheDictionary.”