Trump finally admits Russia helped him get elected — Then promptly changes his mind and denies it

On Thursday morning, a bit of truth finally managed to escape from President Donald Trump, leading him to fall back on his old lies regarding whether or not Russia helped him win the 2016 election.

A day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller said that Russia had indeed helped Trump win the last presidential election, Trump took to Twitter and attacked Mueller and the news media:

Granted, that’s standard pablum from Trump, but it was followed by this tweet:

The third tweet was more of the same denials and vitriol:

An admission that Russia helped him get elected; that’s progress.

However, not even an hour later, on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump again turned to denials and outright lies, telling reporters Russia didn’t have anything to do with him winning:

“No, Russia did not help me get elected. You know who got me elected? i got Me elected!”

Trump can try and spin the Mueller report anyway he wants to, but some basic facts are undeniable:

  • Russia attacked the 2016 election.
  • Members of the Trump campaign had numerous contacts with Russian nationals.
  • This president has done everything possible to assist Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Whether or not Trump is impeached, he will always be considered an illegitimate president by tens of millions of Americans.

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