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I n April 2015, I did a Q&A podcast with John McCain. He stated he had just recently gotten a briefing on cyber dangers to America. And it was “the most disturbing instruction” he had actually ever received, he stated. The United States was method behind its enemies in this department. And “we much better start taking note.” “We much better start doing a helluva lot better task.”
The most disturbing instruction that I have ever received McCain had actually been in Congress since 1983.
I thought about this, naturally, when news came of a massive cyberattack versus key departments and agencies of the U.S. federal government– including State, Treasury, and Homeland Security.
By all indicators, the offender is Russia. The secretary of state has actually said as much. Lots of people were waiting on the president to state something. And he finally did, as only he can, or would:
The Cyber Hack is far higher in the Phony News Media than in actuality. I have actually been completely informed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the top priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mainly financial reasons, scared of …
… talking about the possibility that it may be China (it may!). There might likewise have actually been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now apparent that I won huge, making it an even more damaged embarrassment for the U.S.A..
2 days prior to these tweets, he had actually snapped against McCain, in another tweet. (The senator passed away in 2018.) The president wrote,
Check out last in his class John McCain, one of the most overrated individuals in DC.
Seemingly, Trump will never ever stop trashing McCain. Nor will he ever breathe an unfavorable word about Putin and the Kremlin. This strikes some of us as odd. Over and over, he covers for the Kremlin. His impulse is to safeguard Putin, no matter what.
Throughout the 2016 campaign, Joe Scarborough pointed out to Trump that Putin often kills his critics. This time, Trump addressed, “There are a lot of killers.
Obviously, it will be up to Joe Biden and the Democrats to deal with the problem of this cyberattack and related problems. That ought to be embarrassing– even a little emasculating– to Republicans and conservatives, I would believe. We constantly prided ourselves on realism and strength when it came to such matters.
– Trump tweeted,
Incredible evidence pouring in on voter scams. There has never been anything like this in our Nation!
If there is remarkable evidence– perhaps Trump and his group could share it with us?
He likewise tweeted,
GREATEST ELECTION SCAMS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION!!!
As I see it, the 3rd exclamation point makes it so.
THE DEMOCRATS DUMPED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TALLIES IN THE SWING STATES LATE IN THE EVENING. IT WAS A RIGGED ELECTION!!!
There is a line of argument amongst conservatives that goes like this: “Trump’s not getting anywhere. All of these efforts ar