Despite the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that he wanted President Donald Trump to win in the 2016 presidential election, the president on Tuesday insisted that Russia actually wanted to help Democrats retake Congress in this year's midterm elections.
"I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election," Trump wrote. "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!"
I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Based on the… https://t.co/mQz28UCOkh— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1532447437.0
Not only did Putin admit during last week's Helsinki summit that he wanted Trump to win in 2016, but all American intelligence agencies, along with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, have alleged that Russia directly interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump win the presidency.
Trump himself encouraged Russia to release documents stolen from Hillary Clinton's email server during the 2016 presidential election -- and he relentlessly promoted the leaked emails posted by WikiLeaks that the Mueller probe alleges were delivered by the Russian government.