MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s claim that Russia is helping Democrats win elections is “Alice in Wonderland territory.”
In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump attempted to sound tough on Russia while arguing that the Kremlin is attacking American elections to help Democratic candidates, not Republicans.
I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russia than me, they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats. They definitely don’t want Trump!# p #3_12 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018# p #4_12 # ad skipped = true #
“We are now in serious Alice in Wonderland territory,” Mitchell said on her Tuesday MSNBC program.
Former CIA officer Ned Price pointed out that Trump is “half right.”
“We have to hand it to President Trump, we have a comedian in chief on our hands,” Price explained. “He is half right in that we know the Russians are going after the midterms. We have heard that.”
“We’ve heard that from all the intelligence officials,” Mitchell observed.
“But we also know that what’s given Vladimir Putin the green light to do that is Donald Trump himself,” Price added. “Had Donald Trump been forceful in his interactions, not just Helsinki last week but his multiple interactions, his phone calls with Vladimir Putin, had he been forceful and passionate and said, ‘We know what you’re up to, we will not countenance this, this will not stand, I think there would be a much greater chance that the Russians would stand down if they knew the consequences.”
“But what Donald Trump very clearly signaled to Vladimir Putin again last week as he’s done in his previous interactions is that there will be no consequences, that this is open season for you, because I am president and I will side with you over my own intelligence community,” he concluded.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.