Regardless of the evidence, Trump still chooses to believe Russia over the CIA and FBI when it comes to the presidential election that made him the president-elect with the worst popular vote defeat in American history.
President-elect Donald Trump once again cast doubt on Russia’s role in hacking the Democratic National Committee on Saturday evening, and he said that his own expertise in cyber security lead him to be skeptical of the FBI and CIA’s conclusions, reports Brad Reed of Raw Story.
The Donald also suggests that he knows more than the CIA when it comes to Russian hacking.
“I know a lot about hacking,” said Trump, reported the New York Times. “And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.”
Regardless of the lack of a computer science degree and having never worked as a cyber security professional, Trump still believes he knows enough to challenge the expert opinions of America’s own intelligence agencies.
“I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge,” said Trump. “If you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong… So I want them to be sure. I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.”
Reed points out the hypocrisy of Trump’s statements in consideration of the lies and conspiracy theories Trump has spread.
Of course, Trump in the past has not been afraid to level baseless charges against political opponents without offering any evidence to back it up. Among other things, the president-elect has said that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery, and has also falsely claimed that “thousands” of American Muslims in New Jersey publicly celebrated the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Trump clearly says whatever people want to hear to convince people to follow him, regardless of facts. But when he is rejecting the CIA and FBI in favor of Russian leaders, we need to admit there is a serious problem.
(Article by Jeremiah Jones)