Trump Defends “Respected Environmentalist” Jill Stein

The Associated Press reports:

President Trump lashed out at the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton on Saturday, quipping that Democrats “need a Green Party more than ever” after Clinton suggested that the third party’s 2016 candidate for president was a “Russian asset.”

In a tweet, the president weighed in on the ongoing controversy sparked by Clinton on Friday when she suggested that Stein was working on behalf of Russia or to aid Russian election interference efforts during her 2016 run for president. Stein has been blamed for winning votes that otherwise could have been won by Clinton.

In his tweet, Trump referred to Stein as a “respected environmentalist,” words of praise that come despite Stein’s own frequent criticism of the president and his administration.