President Donald Trump apparently tripped over the truth again on Twitter Saturday when he attacked Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) by accusing him of trying to steal the election like Russia did in 2016.
Donnelly currently holds a slim lead in the three-way race with his Republican and Libertarian opponents. However, a recent Fox News poll shows him with a 7-point lead.
So, of course, Trump is so desperate to capture the seat that he decided to literally start a “rumor” about Donnelly, accusing him of helping the Libertarian candidate to siphon votes away from the Republican. The problem is that the dirty play backfired spectacularly:
Rumor has it that Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana is paying for Facebook ads for his so-called opponent on the libertarian ticket. Donnelly is trying to steal the election? Isn’t that what Russia did!?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2018
That’s right. Trump just admitted that Russia stole the 2016 Election for him.
And Twitter users couldn’t help but notice:
And that’s why trumps lawyers won’t let him sit down with Mueller.
— Jacqui (@jackgo2) November 4, 2018
Well if anyone knows how Russia stole the election it’d be the man who asked them too🙄
— Moral Mandie (@mandiejo35) November 4, 2018
— Vote BLUE – Vote Early!!!!! 🌊 (@CindyCF81) November 4, 2018
Yes that is what Russia did, thanks for confirming it
— Dale E. Express #FBPE #FBR (@DaleExpress666) November 4, 2018
— Annette Jones (@AsophiaJones) November 4, 2018
Exactly what Russia did. Thank you for that admission.
— Respect #Resists (@dcmitchell) November 4, 2018
Quite correct. That is exactly what Russia did. Interesting that you are now admitting it.
— Nicholas Miller (@nicholasrmiller) November 4, 2018
Thank you for admitting that Russia stole our election. FINALLY!
— Leo Reilly (@lpreilly72) November 4, 2018
Didn’t I tell you this stupid mothafucker would tell on himself.
— Mr. Weeks ✊🏽 (@MrDane1982) November 4, 2018
So u r admitting that Russia stole the 2016 election – Mueller should take a note of your confession.
— bentlopsy (@bentlopsy) November 4, 2018
You just confirmed that your election was illegitimate.
— Kevinly Father 🇺🇸 🇸🇿 🇨🇦 🇲🇼 (@KevinlyFather) November 4, 2018
I think you’re supposed to think these words to yourself, not tweet them.
— Andy Wright (@evermorefilms) November 4, 2018
Indeed, as you may recall, Trump publicly asked Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails, resulting in cyber attacks against the DNC and the Clinton campaign by Russian hackers only weeks after a Trump Tower meeting his top campaign officials had with Russian agents in June 2016.
Here’s the video of Trump asking for Russia’s help, which the Senate Intelligence Committee has confirmed Putin green lighted to help Trump win.
It’s a good thing Special Counsel Robert Mueller is keeping an eye on Trump’s tweets. He can add this one to the stack of evidence he’s already collected.
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