WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans joined together on Thursday to condemn President Trump for saying that he would still accept campaign help from Russia or other foreign governments, but disagreed on whether new legislation was required.
In an interview broadcast on Wednesday night, Mr. Trump rejected his own F.B.I. director’s recommendation that candidates call the authorities if foreign governments seek to influence American elections, saying he would gladly take incriminating information about a campaign opponent from adversaries like Russia.
If there was ever a doubt that Trump is a sleazy anti-American douche bag all doubt should have evaporated with the above statement from The Donald.
Republicans apparently don’t think new legislation is necessary. They’re probably right because The Donald would likely ignore new legislation anyway.
Democrats said Mr. Trump seemed to be inviting the help of Russia and other foreign powers as he campaigns for re-election in 2020. “Yesterday, the president gave us, once again, evidence that he does not know right from wrong,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters. She added, “I believe that he’s been involved in a criminal cover-up.”
Ms. Pelosi said Democrats would advance legislation intended to make it a legal requirement for candidates to report to law enforcement authorities any effort by foreign governments to influence American elections. She and other Democrats said it should not be necessary to write that into law but Mr. Trump’s comments made it clear there was no choice.
Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic party are absolutely right. Trump is undeniably a man without morals or conscience, therefore he cannot be trusted to do the right thing. For this very reason it is imperative that new and powerful legislation be passed making it a high crime and treason for Trump, or any other candidate in the future, to conduct themselves as Trump has said he was willing to do.
In the Senate, Republicans on Thursday rejected an attempt by Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, to pass a bill by unanimous consent that would require candidates to report any attempts by foreign nationals to donate or coordinate with their campaign by offering assistance.
But Republicans agreed that Mr. Trump was wrong to express willingness to take help from Russia.
“If a public official is approached by a foreign government offering anything of value, the answer is no — whether it be money, opposition research,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and a close ally of the president, told reporters. “The right answer is no.”
Here you see Republicans refusing to take the action necessary to cut the legs out from under a miscreant president that refuses to see the error of his ways. The republican leadership and the party of stealth and deceit talk a “good” game but refuse to put any teeth to their words. The reality is that republicans are concerned only about raw power and they do not care what it takes to retain their power.
The right answer is to Impeach Donald Trump Now. Trump makes Richard Nixon look almost a saint by comparison.
Mr. Trump sought to defend himself on Thursday by comparing his willingness to accept campaign help to the sorts of diplomatic meetings he holds regularly with foreign leaders like Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.
“I meet and talk to ‘foreign governments’ every day,” he wrote on Twitter. “I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about ‘Everything!’” he added, misspelling the title of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, before fixing and reposting it.
“Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings?” he continued. “How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again. With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media. They purposely leave out the part that matters.”…
Here the Dotard Trump is equating apples to oranges. In doing so he is placing his obvious ignorance on display for the entire world to again witness. Trump embarrasses our nation on an almost daily basis. Yet the republican party and 40+ percent of Americans are apparently oblivious to this. Either that or they simply do not care.
You be the judge.