One day after Donald Trump sent many Americans in search of something to hide under by calling for a nuclear arms race for no apparent reason, Trump found a new way today to use his Twitter account in chilling fashion. Now that everyone from the CIA to the FBI has confirmed that Russia rigged the election to ensure a Trump victory, rather than trying to distance himself from the controversy, Trump is instead directly quoting Vladimir Putin by name.
Late on Friday evening, Donald Trump tweeted the following with no prior context: “Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems:’In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity.’ So true!” Trump is apparently now pouting over the fact that he’s set to enter office as the least popular and most divisive president in United States history. Everyone from popular singers to former Presidents are now planning to sit out his inauguration, and many Americans have made clear that they have no intention of recognizing the illegitimately elected Trump as their President.
And of course there’s the fact that Donald Trump lost the election by nearly three million votes even after the Russians rigged it for him. But instead it’s Trump who is now insisting everyone else involved should “lose with dignity.” However, most Americans would fail to see any “dignity” in the U.S. President quoting Vladimir Putin while trying to make his case for why he’s in the right.
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