Trump Claims He Believes Putin’s Denials Of “Meddling” In US Election: You Can Only Ask Him So Many Times

The Guardian reports:

Donald Trump has said he believes Vladimir Putin spoke genuinely when the Russian president denied meddling in last year’s US election.

“He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did,” Trump said.

“Every time he sees me he says: ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. But he says: ‘I didn’t do that’,” he added, saying he believed the Russian president was “very insulted by it, which is not a good thing for our country”.

  • crewman

    Criminals are known to be honest, forthcoming people.

  • HZ81

    Well, I sure believe him now. Anyone else?

    (crickets. tumbleweeds)

  • swimboy

    We can only ask Trump for his tax returns so many times, too.

    • JCF

      Demand!

  • Tom Mears

    Wow! Either Trump is really really gullible, willfully ignorant, senile, or lying. I’m gonna go with senile.

  • gaycuckhubby

    OMG… not only does he believe Putin, the President of the United States on foreign soil just bashed our intelligence community…

    https://twitter.com/ErinBurnett/status/929328632123854848

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Okay, that one made my jaw drop. Un-fucking-believable.

    • ChrisMorley

      Lock him up !

    • JCF

      FWIW, compared to others on CNN, I’ve always found Erin Burnett too conservative (just upping credibility of this quote).

  • DreadPikathulhu

    This is the same person who spent eight years demanding Obama’s birth certificate.

    • TrueWords

      but that was all for attention…now these endless questions about Russia are distracting him from the VERY important work that he MUST do as President

      • OdieDenCO

        working on his golf game.

        • Joe in PA

          LOL, that was implied. 🙂

        • Benjamin Eugene NElson

          funny way to spell “sending mean tweets.”

    • Reality.Bites

      He probably wanted it to use in obtaining a fake passport.

      • CraigNJ

        Fake passport? Do you mean like any of Manafort’s 3 passports?

    • Buford

      …and still chanting ‘Lock her up!’ despite HRC being cleared of wrongdoing repeatedly. We should take Putin at his word, but HRC still needs to be imprisoned despite being officially cleared by the US justice system..!??!

      Trump is literally insane.

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    • Todd20036

      And the GOP spent 8 years against Benghazi

  • Boreal

    How the conversation really went:
    Trump: ‘Vlad I think they have enough evidence to come after me, what should I do?’
    Putin: ‘Keep lying or I release the pee tapes.’

  • gaycuckhubby
  • joeyj1220
  • TrueWords
  • j.martindale

    Hey, Don, keep in mind he is just about as honest as you are.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    The people who voted for this traitorous moron are the people Michael Moore wants us to feel sorry for. Overall, other groups have it worse financially and socially, but they didn’t do THIS to their country. They should be apologizing to us instead of demanding we bow and scrape to them because they need an ego stroke.

    • Longpole

      The same people who more then likely made bad financial / career decisions need someone / something else to blame.
      They thought voting for trump would fix this for them.

  • ceeenbee

    The shitgibbon stands in good company.

    “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country.” — george w. bush

    • Gretchen

      I believe 100% he is committed to the best interests oh HIS country. It’s ours he screwed.

    • Priya Lynn

      George really blew it out his ass on that one, although that’s no surprise.

    • JCF

      John McCain replied w/ a zinger: “When I looked at Putin’s eyes I saw 3 letters: K G B”

  • JohnJay

    Maybe I was imagining it, but this morning on a live report with a CNN reporter… she said that an hour after Trump said that, Putin answered questions for the Russian press corp. One or two others had gotten in. They asked Putin if the 2016 Election meddling was discussed, and he said no. So… What’s the story? Is Donnie making shit up? Anybody else hear this?

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      From the Washington Post:

      Yet a Kremlin spokesman denied that the two leaders discussed election meddling, according to CNN. During past U.S. administrations, it has not been uncommon for Russia and the United States to disagree in public over what was discussed in private meetings. The traveling “press pool” that accompanies Trump to events was kept outside the APEC summit meeting and denied access to cover the events, including his conversations with Putin.”

      Why would they discuss? They both knew what happened.

    • pj

      don never makes shit up. never lies.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
  • GayOldLady

    Well Comrade Trumpska, the FACT that you prefer to stand before the press and defend Vladamir Putin’s lie, instead of standing behind the assessment of our entire Intelligence Community that Russia was involved, proves that you are Putin’s Puppet. Pack your bags don-don, you won’t be POTUS for much longer.

  • Uncle Mark

    Yet the Kremlin says that in their 5 minute conversation that Russian meddling was never discussed. Does the Liar & Chief wish to explain this disparity?

    • DreadPikathulhu

      If he appeared for interviews on anyplace besides FOX News, someone might be able to ask him that question.

  • Boreal
  • OdieDenCO

    I’m sure tzar putin the puny thought they asked if he metaled in the election.

  • j.martindale

    Not only did he meddle, you put him up to it, you traitorous POS.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • JCF

      Hey, it’s not like he did anything traitorous, like taking a knee!

  • TexasBoy

    Well, that settles it! If you can’t believe a Russian leader, who can you trust? /s

  • justme

    Sorta like asking litl Donnie repeatly if he ever told a lie…

  • Henry Auvil

    Good fucking god. The “President” of the US is taking Putin’s word over that of every single US intelligence agency. It’s insane.

    • AdamTh

      Donnie is an “electoral aberration”

    • David Walker

      Well of course. The fucking moron is such a great liar, the best liar, everyone knows what a great liar he is, so it stands to reason that he could tell if Pooty were lying. You can’t bullshit a bullshitter.

      Or maybe the fucking moron is lying to us once more…perish the thought.

  • olandp

    Vlad would NEVER lie, not to the Dotard!

  • GayOldLady

    Guess who, not so coincidentally, was in Vietnam at the Summit during the same time as Putin and Trump. Oleg Deripaska!!!! I wonder how he ended up there? Reporters recognized him and attempted to question him. He can no longer fly under the radar since his connection to Manafort has become front page news.

    • Joe in PA

      Every day with this shit. One would think that these fucks would be keeping their heads down…but nooooo.

      • GayOldLady

        I know! They’re so brazen. I suppose Deripaska thought no one would recognize him.

      • cleos_mom

        Which might not be bad news. Many a clever conner has been undone by getting too complacent.

        • Joe in PA

          Thanks, always looking on the bright side you. 🙂 We can only hope.

    • David Walker

      Perhaps Pooty had an extra seat on RAF1. Or Oily once said he always wanted to see Vietnam. Or they shipped the wives off to Ukraine to do some shopping so the two guys could spend some quality time together in Pooty’s man cave, which is RAF1.

  • JAKvirginia

    Someone needs to explain to Donnie how all this internet/cyber stuff works.

    • thatotherjean

      Not much point. He’d never understand, no matter how you tried to simplify the explanation.

      • JAKvirginia

        But…. oh, screw it. You’re probably right. Sigh. Is our precedent learning?

  • DaveMiller135

    Ask him until he tells you the truth. That should be plenty.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This is insane! The President is taking the word of an adversary over his own intelligent agencies.

    • Boreal

      Putin is not dump’s adversary. He’s his buddy.

      • Todd20036

        Indeed. Putin is America’s adversary, not Trump’s.

        Which says a lot about Trump, too

    • JCF

      Not that these are great Americans: but Joseph McCarthy, J Edgar Hoover, and Richard Nixon are ALL spinning in their graves…

      • Judas Peckerwood

        However, Roy Cohn is smiling from atheist hell.

        • thatotherjean

          I do not doubt it. Everything Trump ever learned, he learned from Roy Cohn.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Yes, because Putin, like Trump, would never lie. smh.

    As an aside, I guess my posts are starting to get noticed on twitter…look who just followed me:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/089186f660ae2d39f7bb04afc538e30a942236b6dd8a7b142ef47830d738a31b.jpg

    Should I be thrilled or worried? HA! Neither!!!

    • Dazzer

      Can I have your autograph, please?

    • ChrisMorley

      Keep jabbing hard, please.

  • ohbear1957
  • ceeenbee

    “He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did. Every time he sees me he says: ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it.”

    . . . also from the shitgibbon –

    “Adolph said he had nothing against the Jews and I believe him. He took all their property for safe-keeping because he knew it was going to be rough, humid winter and he didn’t want all those really beautiful paintings (like my fake Renoir) and jewelry to get damaged. He put them in cattle cars packed like sardines to keep them warm before they got to the recreation centers for a hot shower. He told me this over and over again and I believe him.”

  • GayOldLady

    Why don’t you just go ahead and run the Russian Flag up the flagpole, Comrade Trumpska
    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–spjHSQbi–/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/sdwnnbdxwpiwtvvamjid.png

    • Uncle Mark

      “At least the flag is red, white, and blue…and the leader is white.”

      • JCF

        Mainly the last.

      • Benjamin Eugene NElson

        Um.. no, he’s orange.

        • Uncle Mark

          I was referring to the Russian/US leader, Putin

  • Treant

    What’s sad is that the Deplorables will believe that Putin would never lie…to Dumpy, anyway, who can command the truth and cause the seas to part if he’s too lazy to simply walk on water.

  • Gigi

    Next up: Trump and Little Rocket Man do lunch. Eat burgers and freedom fries. LRM compliments Dotard on his orangey glowing complexion. Twittler laments that LRM is the Supreme Leader of a failed ethno state instead of him. Has a tantrum. Slapd LRM across the face. Drives off in a gold cart trying to hide his tear-stained face.

  • Uncle Mark

    HONESTLY, does anybody expect this corrupt, self-deluding narcissist to admit to the world that his “landslide” victory was due to the help of the Russians? Do you think he wants to prevent the Russians from helping him win again?!!

  • hdtex
  • Frostbite

    He didn’t mettle. He can probably barely turn a computer on. But he did order someone else to do the dirty work.

    • ohbear1957

      I’m one of those people who hopes that someone will tell me if I have spinach between my teeth or a misplaced semi-colon in my post. Meddle means to interfere. Mettle means a person’s ability to face a demanding situation in a resilient way.

  • SoCalGal20
  • OdieDenCO

    donny we know putin and his cronies meddled in the 2016 elections not only in American but also in France and Germany. There is proof putin meddled in brexit. the real question is why do you keep denying it? Any true American would have put all their might behind the American IC, doing anything possible to prevent the heinous attack on Democracy from happening again.

    • JAKvirginia

      Re: real estate deals.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Hungary too

    • JAKvirginia

      Trump: “Pics or it didn’t happen!”

      (Y’see, Donnie doesn’t quite get how all this stuff works. If you told him his phone or laptop has a traceable ID# he wouldn’t believe you.)

    • -M-

      Well there’s your answer. Trump doesn’t believe in “American” values or care about the United States.

      Like the rest of the GOP, he’s only in it for himself and perfectly willing to sell anyone else out for a nice shiny button or something.

  • sandollar_man

    Trump isn’t Fact based – he’s Fascism based.

  • canoebum

    Clyde denied robbing that bank no matter how many times Bonnie asked him about it.

  • Michael White

    Yea and I not comming in your mouth

  • Buford

    Contrast that with the continued calls to ‘Lock her up!!’. The hypocrisy here is deafening. If it’s a Republican, no allegation is valid unless/until it’s resulted in a criminal conviction… only then can it’s impacts be discussed. Otherwise, for a non-Republican, rumors and allegations are all that’s needed to demand firings, recusals, defundings, and imprisonment.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Even more than usual, Trump sounds like a fourth-grader lying to his Mommy.

  • BobSF_94117

    Putin’s meddling in the election is not a hypothetical. It’s not just an allegation. It’s a proven fact. Trump is a traitor.

  • DaddyRay
  • jimbo65

    “Ask me that again comrade, and there will be a steady stream of bad news coming your way.” Heh.

  • worstcultever

    Pooty: Dude, you’re looking more buff and slim than ever. And man, I’m still totes jelly of that awesome hair. And what you’re doing to – oops, I mean for – your country is just amazing. You’re probably the greatest statesman in the history of the world.

    Dotard: [sticking out lower lip] “Probably?”

    Pooty: Of course I meant “definitely.”

    Dotard: I like money.

    Pooty: I know. Me too.

    Dotard: This is amazing! God I love you!

  • thatotherjean

    Putin pinky-swore to Donnie that he didn’t meddle in the US election. Technically, I suppose that’s true, sort of. He didn’t do anything personally. He just told people what he wanted done, and they did it. And Donnie believed him; evidence be damned!

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Is this a skit from SNL or MadTV or the Colbert show? Is this from the Onion?

  • Karl Dubhe

    With a criminal catching mind like his, it’s no wonder he thinks that Hillary is guilty of something.

    He’s an incompetent Inspector Clouseau. At least the real one caught crooks, by error. Trump just does the errors.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Your intelligence community can tell you only so many times what they found. Douche.

  • houstonray

    Just a bit ago, Putin’s press secretary said THEY DID NOT discuss meddling in the US election. Bwahahahaha! Hate to say this but I think I believe Putin, ha.

    Trump choked when face to face with Mexico about the wall…
    Trump choked when face to face with Xi about China’s trade policies…

    • Reality.Bites

      I believe it wasn’t discussed because there was no need to.

      I’ve “met” with my father many, many times. I’ve never once asked him if he’s had sex with my mother. I already know.

    • thatotherjean

      Of course he did. Because he knows, beneath all the bluster, that his positions are nonsense, and both Mexico and China could tear them apart instantly.

  • Benny S.

    “I just looked into his eyes and knew I could trust him….”

  • /

    He repeated every sentence twice.
    Twice, people.
    I’m convinced.
    Completely convinced.

    • ChrisMorley

      Both of you, all two?

    • DoctorDJ

      tDump has syphilitic dementia.

      tDump has syphilitic dementia.

  • DaveMiller135

    He doesn’t seem to have the modicum of self-reflection required to see that that is exactly what a Russian puppet would say. Whatever is true, he needs to try a different tack.

  • AtticusP

    Remember when “truth“ mattered?

    I sure do miss those days.

  • Alex Polkovsky

    President Gormless is now the Gormless Detective : So, um, did you do it? Nope. (Time passes.) So, um, did you do it? Nope. (Time passes.) So, um, did you do it? Nope. (Time passes.)

    Rinse, repeat. Columbo with a brain injury.

  • GeneInSJ

    That’s totally insane. Even coming from Trump it sounds crazy. Several of our intelligence agencies have proven that they DID.

  • DoctorDJ

    Calls the US media “Fake.”
    Believes everything passing from Vlad’s maw.

    Unbefuckinglievable.

  • Ben in Oakland

    You can only ask him so many times. That’s why you investigate.

  • Mike

    Thanks for putting “meddling” in quotes. I hate that ridiculous word. This wasn’t meddling. Endora meddled. Mrs. Stevens meddled. What Putin did was an attack on our country to steal an election for a corrupt candidate who has huge debts to who knows how many Russians.

    Teacher says every time the media trivialize the rape of democracy by calling it meddling, an angel dies of polonium poisoning.

  • lymis

    I believe Putin.

    He didn’t meddle in the US elections.

    The people he told to meddle in the US elections did. Otherwise, what’s the point of having minions?

  • CraigNJ
  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Halou

      And Trump believes what they say, because not believing them makes Poot pout and that would be bad for America, somehow.

    • JCF

      I am uninterested in what the Kremlin has to say, in ANY direction. Shaddup and release the Pee Tapes!*

      * Oh, and all your political prisoners (inc esp LGBT ones). And Eastern Ukraine/Crimea.

    • KarenAtFOH

      More popcorn, please.

  • Bob Conti

    Putin singin’ his denial to Hair Furor: https://youtu.be/CtVteemLin4

  • CraigNJ

    “I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialog. I was able to get a sense of his soul, a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country”. George W Bush 2014

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4485932/bush-trusts-putin

  • Slippy_World

    Tea Pain‏
    @TeaPainUSA
    34m34 minutes ago

    The KGB agent just turned the KFC agent into a 2-piece snack-box.

  • Edmund Allin

    I posted this once before, but I think may be allowed to post it again.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f51866f926c79bf2aadaafe27f24db1fe947888cd6f29cfce797736cddaf4b2e.jpg

  • Halou

    It is not good for the US that the Russian president is in a bad mood? Also believing the words of a tyrant and career spy, you’re just asking for trouble.

  • M Jackson

    What a fucking pussy.

    • Halou

      He got grabbed. Bigly.

  • I’m sure Trump felt he could only be “asked so many times” about his tax returns.

  • MonochromeMouse

    …Woozle Wuzzle?

  • coram nobis

    “Of course I told Donald I didn’t meddle. He is his own president. See? Sit, Donald. Good boy. Have a biscuit.”

  • Tempus Fuggit

    He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. Every time he sees me he says: ‘I didn’t do that’

    Oh! Well, alright, then.

  • Piet

    Putin can be personally not responsible, sure. There are lots of ways to keep your hands clean when you want a job done, and if you’re (formerly) KGB you certainly know a few.

    • Priya Lynn

      If you ordered someone else to do it you’re responsible.

      • Gianni

        Absolutely. Nothing on a scale like that would have happened without Pooty’s direct and express order or permission.

  • Galvestonian

    Personality traits where pathological lying may occur include:

    Narcissism or self-centered behaviors and thought patterns
    Selfishness
    Abusive attitude
    Obsessive, controlling, and compulsive behaviors
    Impulsivity
    Aggressiveness
    Jealous behavior
    Manipulative behaviors
    Deceptiveness
    Socially awkward, uncomfortable, or isolated
    Low self-esteem
    Tempermentalness
    Anger

    They’re both lying liars.

  • Larry L

    No Fake news from Putin

  • EdA

    Reading the Washington Post pieces, how does one separate the true story from the parody? Benedict Trump cannot possibly believe that anybody believes any part of such obvious nonsense. And if Putin had actually told him that he had interfered, Benedict Trump would have broadcast it? The American quisling has certainly gotten good at making sure that no American is allowed to be around when he gets given his instructions and is told Attaboy.

    One thing that I CAN believe — Vladimir Putin must be laughing his head off, and he certainly has gotten his money’s worth.

  • Barry William Teske

    I wish I may.
    I wish I might.
    I wish to see these two, and a few more in an International Court for crimes against humanity.

  • Gianni

    Pooty Poot wouldn’t lie to Donnie, would he? That would be a terrible betrayal of Donnie’s trust in him. Now as for our American Security Services, well Donnie’s no fool. He knows they cook up accusatory nonsense all the time. Trying to put the blame on the Russians. It may have easily been some 300-pounder sitting on his bed in New Jersey. Besides, Donnie knows full well that our security services cannot trace the digital clues and signatures left behind after a system has been hacked. He stated in public during the campaign that he knows all about hacking (bing, bing, bing, bong, bong) Plus, what logical reason would the Russian government have to want to interfere with our national election? And please, all those confirmed meetings and discussions with Russian operatives that so many of his campaign/administration personnel conveniently forgot about until cornered, nonsense, a ruse, fake news, all lies to hurt him. Of course, anyone reading this can tell I’m being snarky, but all I’ve said here would make total sense to our President. America, what have you done to yourself and the world? Only our enemies are happy and chuckling like crazy.

  • Gianni

    If you ask a child if they did something they weren’t supposed to do, in all likelihood, they will answer with a denial, now matter how many times you ask the same question. Donnie can’t figure out that Pooty isn’t going to suddenly change his answer and admit to it. Why would he do that when Donnie already believes the same answer of denial each time he’s asked? Donnie is trying desperately to avoid a confrontation with his puppet-master even going so far as to call the FBI, CIA, and any other investigation agencies LIARS. “Make America Great Again” – you filthy dirtbag.

  • Mark_in_MN

    Why should we care whether Putin is insulted or not? Why is Donald Trump so worried about whether Putin is insulted?

  • KnownDonorDad

    Now, according to the GOP, it’s not patriotic to question the motives of Russian leaders. What kind of bizarro world is this?

  • Pete Wascher

    mr. trump, what does your/our Intelligence say? who do you believe? i think you believe the cia, but you want good relations with russia so you put out this bull to achieve it.

    maybe it is time to work with russia and china, i don’t know. tis a bold move, for sure. i can only think of 1 good you’ve achieved in 9 mos: possibly that $400 B+ (?) trade agreement with china. don’t have the details yet. we have to see what tearing up the tpp and nafta will do. already mx has diverted major trade to argentina. still not a fan. still favor getting you out of office asap.

  • Pablo Sánchez

    Maybe Trump is right. Being the professional liar that he is, I am certain he knows when he is being lied too. #sarcasm

  • Benjamin Eugene NElson

    Hey Putin, you didn’t meddle right? Ha ha…!

    No Commrade Trump, I did not medde Ha ha.. Now rember I have tapes of hookers pissing for you and dance monkey dance.