President Donald Trump is absolutely certain U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is not a Russian agent. The President, who referred to Rep. Gabbard as "Kelsey Gabbard," cited his knowledge of her not being a Russian agent and Green Party head Dr. Jill Stein not being a Russian agent as proof the FBI is made up of crooked cops.
"Despite an illegal witch hunt, and that's what it was, it was a hoax, it was a witch hunt, the Russian thing was a made-up, fabricated story. Just like they went to Congresswoman Kelsey Gabbard – I don't know her at all – and they said, 'You're a Russian agent.' I don't know her but I know she's not a Russian agent," Trump insisted, vouching for the Democratic Congresswoman who ended her run for president in March.
"And they went to Dr. Jill Stein, of the Green Party," Trump continued. "They said she's a Russian agent. I don't know her at all, but she's not a Russian agent."
Trump never specified exactly who was saying Gabbard and Stein are Russian agents, but he immediately appeared to place blame at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's feet.
"These people are sick. Pelosi is a sick woman – she's got a lot of problems, a lot of mental problems. We're dealing with people that have to get their act together for the good of the country," the President said.
Speaker Pelosi tossed a dig at Trump Monday night after he said he is taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. Pelosi noted that "they say" Trump is "morbidly obese."
"Congresswoman Kelsey Gabbard" https://t.co/RdPs26EY6A— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1589912072.0
Many on social media mocked the president, both for getting Gabbard's name wrong, and wondering why he is so certain Gabbard and Stein are not Russian agents.
@Jordanfabian @jdawsey1 @realDonaldTrump "Kelsey" Gabbard. Hydroxy is must be kicking in— jim cusack (@jim cusack) 1589912323.0
How does 45 know that Tulsi (Kelsey?) Gabbard & Jill Stein aren't Russian agents?— Daniel Walker (@Daniel Walker) 1589911873.0
Sigh. Trump cites grievances. Russia, Russia, Russia. Says that Gabbard, Stein were wrongfully accused of Russian e… https://t.co/5U9a0I9r14— Bernie Wong (@Bernie Wong) 1589912177.0
The only reason trump can claim Tulsi Gabvard is not a Russian agent is he knows all the Russian agents. #putinsbitch— Mike (@Mike) 1589914043.0
It's significant he's being so open about it, but Trumpists have always raved about Gabbard. There is no significan… https://t.co/s3CdxwrcCG— Terry Glavin 格立文 (@Terry Glavin 格立文) 1589912704.0
I love how trump comes out of nowhere to defend Tulsi https://t.co/SnnqdxLmxB— Daniel #FreeAssange (TM) (@Daniel #FreeAssange (TM)) 1589914417.0
In the span of about 20 seconds Trump referred to Tulsi Gabbard as “Kelsey Gabbard” and then claimed that Speaker P… https://t.co/Mj82CJ9HXc— Ken Haynes (@Ken Haynes) 1589912302.0
"I don't know Tulsi Gabbard at all, but I know she isn't a Russian agent." --Donald Trump Um, if you don't know her… https://t.co/aoLyfcBwJa— Mr Frost (@Mr Frost) 1589911946.0