Decades after using a series of shady medical deferments to dodge the draft, Donald Trump finally went to Vietnam this week – but only because Russian President Vladimir Putin was also there. Of course that meant Trump also had to go through the motions of meeting with the leader of Vietnam, and the two of them held a joint press conference on Saturday. Trump went completely off the rails during the press conference, and ended up randomly attacking Hillary Clinton over her spelling abilities.
During the media event, which aired live on cable news, Trump faced questions about some of the utterly deranged tweets he had posted just moments earlier. One of those tweets said “Does the Fake News Media remember when Crooked Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, was begging Russia to be our friend with the misspelled reset button? Obama tried also, but he had zero chemistry with Putin.” When a reporter asked Trump about the matter, he once again began attacking Hillary Clinton over her spelling skills. There were even worse moments.
At one point during the press conference, Trump took a stand against U.S. sanctions on Russia. This was a surreal remark, as by now most Americans have figured out that Russian President Vladimir Putin installed Trump in the Oval Office specifically to lift those sanctions. This was just half a day after Trump had announced that he believed Putin’s assertion that Russia didn’t meddle in the election. Trump is so clearly a Russia puppet, both parties in Congress have already worked to take away Trump’s ability to ever lift Russian sanctions.
Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on Hillary Clinton’s spelling abilities stands out as particularly surreal in light of Trump’s own consistent spelling and grammar issues. In fact, just before he attacked Clinton’s spelling skills on Twitter, he managed to misspell two different words of his own.
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