CNN’s John Avlon on Wednesday took Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to the woodshed for blowing off Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
After watching a clip of Kushner dismissing Russia’s meddling as merely buying Facebook ads — while also suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian efforts was more damaging than the meddling itself — Avlon called out Kushner for so obviously not caring about the integrity of American elections.
“They still don’t get it, and it’s willful ignorance,” he said. “The Princeling of Trumplandia and that cozy little bubble, where everything’s about Donald Trump, can’t see the primary issue is that America was attacked by a foreign adversary. The elections were undercut. It is not about Facebook ads.”
Avlon then quoted from the Mueller report, which found that Russian efforts included hacks into the Democratic National Committee and into Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails. What’s more, Avlon said, these hacks were done with the explicit goal of making Trump president.
“It shows a contempt for the facts and a total unwillingness to get it,” he said. “They’re going to put their own interests ahead of national interests.”
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