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WATCH: CNN’s Chris Cuomo calls out ‘uncanny’ similarities in messaging between Trump’s campaign and Russian bots

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On Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo revealed that President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign messaging was oddly similar to Russian bots interfering with the election.

The Republican-controlled Senate Intel committee released a report that said Russians specifically targeted African Americans and other minority groups in the 2016 election.

“The Russians used just about every social media platform imaginable. The scope of the efforts unprecedented. Here is really what needs more investigating,” Cuomo said. “The tactics that the Russians used were really, really similar to what we saw from team Trump.”

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Cuomo then explained the similarities in his “Facts FIrst” segment.

“Exhibit A, the Senate’s report shows that Russia was targeting three groups to suppress the vote with ads. The Senate focuses on the ads targeting African-Americans saying they designed these to suppress the vote in that community,” he said.

Cuomo added, “A senior Trump official was quoted saying, ‘we have three major voter suppression operations underway.’ What were they? The same three groups. African-Americans, young women, white liberals.”

“The Russians were putting out ads like these and Trump’s team was targeting African-Americans with an animation using Hillary Clinton’s 1996 claim about super predators. See the similarity?” he asked.

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Cuomo called the comparison “uncanny.”

“I’m not saying it’s a crime. I’m saying it’s uncanny. The symmetry continued right up until the end, in the days leading up to the campaign, the actual election, the Russians went all in on what? Allegations of voter fraud, warnings that the election would be stolen,” he said.

He continued, “Sound familiar? Of course, it does. You were hearing the same thing from then-candidate Donald Trump,” he concluded.”

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