White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley was apparently confused by a question a reporter asked about Russia on Tuesday — and earned himself the scorn of Twitter.
CNBC White House correspondent Eamon Javers noted on Twitter that when he asked Gidley if President Donald Trump will “accept Russian help in the 2020 election,” the deputy press secretary replied: “I don’t understand the question.”
He then added that the president “already denounced multiple times Russian involvement” in 2016.
I asked Hogan Gidley if President Trump will accept Russian help in the 2020 election. He said “I don’t understand the question” and pointed out that the president has “already denounced multiple times Russian involvement” in the 2016 cycle. pic.twitter.com/QeZ6xwPEai
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) April 23, 2019
As Daily Beast reporter Sam Stein noted, the website “asked every 2020 candidate if they would commit to not using hacked materials.”
“The Trump campaign was the only one who didn’t take that pledge,” Stein added.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) April 23, 2019
“When did you ‘denounce’ their involvement?” another user mused. “He’s asked for their help…we have video proof.”
When did you “denounce” their involvement? He’s asked for their help…we have video proof. https://t.co/i6WqI3U8CU
— Heather (@HeatherLynne258) April 23, 2019
Check out more responses below:
he hasn't denounced shit. in fact, his lawyer was on sunday morning TV shows saying it was perfectly ok to take help from Russia. https://t.co/n4M6IccF39
— Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho) April 23, 2019
Trump last year in Helsinki: "So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today." https://t.co/5PNuiMRzzh
— Kristine Phillips (@kristinegWP) April 23, 2019
And thus does Hogan Gidley again establish himself as a liar. https://t.co/Sm3SalGWHO
— Michael Freeman (@michaelpfreeman) April 23, 2019
Sounds like a Yes. https://t.co/EGFSqNzs0s
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) April 23, 2019
Yes who could forget his famous denouncing of Putin in Helsinki when he said Putin told him he didn't do it and the President accepted it. https://t.co/mMk4OJY8Vp
— Steven (@ScubaSteveSiano) April 23, 2019
Nah… I remember Helsinki. https://t.co/1HwbB2Cjnl
— Adam (@aalali44) April 23, 2019