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Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please'

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If it was a joke, then does he mean he really wants Putin to meddle in the elections? Or that he knows Putin really did and he's being sarcastic?

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Neither. It means Trump doesn't take the "meddling " seriously as he likely knows it's a political ploy.

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Neither. It means Trump doesn't take the "meddling " seriously as he likely knows it's a political ploy.

You mean, he doesn't care if the US elections are rigged by Russians? Just the illegal immigrants who manage to vote?

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Neither. It means Trump doesn't take the "meddling " seriously as he likely knows it's a political ploy.

Yeah, never mind that US intelligence agencies confirmed Russia meddled; it's just a political ploy.

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Look at that smile ! We almost never see Putin like that.

That's the smile of guy who got away with the crime of the century.

He's at the top of the world and enjoying every bit of it.

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Google and YouTube are doing more to meddle in the 2020 election.

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Google and YouTube are doing more to meddle in the 2020 election.

I know, neocon balogny video compilations promoting violence towards minorities and calling liberal Americans terrorists from fox news, da blaze, infowars etc videos have flooded across youtube servers. Surprised they allow that stuff on there.

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Google and YouTube are doing more to meddle in the 2020 election.

In other words you're blaming Google and YouTube for allowing the Internet Research Agency (and other Moscow backed organizations), Qanon, Breitbart-Bannon, the Chinese, Israeli, Saudi and other governments to use their services to link to and post fake news and malicious deep fakes intended to undermine 'western' democracy (the few remaining bits) and portray the aspiring autocrat Trump and full on autocrats like Putin (and others) in glowing lights.

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Putin attacks western liberalism, multiculturalism, homosexuality, illegal migrants,

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I don't think Trump won b/c of the Russians but I do think his entire attitude is treasonous. The dude would get in the bad with the reanimated corpses of Nazis if it improved his election chances or his ability to grift.

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Ok so he told Putin to his face not to meddle and even pointed a finger at him.

can we move on finally now?

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Perhaps Putin/Trump backers think Russian meddling in the political affairs of the US and 'western' democracies is funny.

As someone vehemently opposed to ultra-nationalism and authoritarianism I find zero humor in any Trump/Putin exchange.

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That's the smile of guy who got away with the crime of the century.

hahahaha, yeah, those facebook ads were devastating, if not for them, Hillary would have won by a landslide, hahaha, lol

Google and YouTube are doing more to meddle in the 2020 election.

True! Youtube took down the Project Veritas video that nailed Google. It's on bitchute.

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This is not really a key issue, as the media would like everyone to think it is. As an American I just want to see peace an prosperity between the two nations, but the Democrat media keeps this narrative going and as it continues the IQ of the nation goes down.

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PPutin should have said, it's rude to point

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No need to terminate these two tools 'cos Putin the Pretender's reign is coming to an end even if the aftermath may be politically messy while the POTUS might be evicted from Pennsylvania Avenue before 2020.

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Trump is just a symptom. The sad fact is, the burdens placed on America caused its people to implode. America's impending collapse is going to see the world's population revert to the level of 1950. There won't be enough space for graveyards. Soylent Green, anyone?

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But the last guy put a finger right in Putin’s chest and told him to knock it off! Finger right in his chest, I say. Knock it off! Wow. Nothing can compare to that.

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I watched Trump make these comments live. He is a real jerk and his actions are seriously treasonous. He thinks it's a big joke that he should discuss election interference with Putin. It's more and more obvious that Trump is colluding with Russia.

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Trump is referring to Hillary’s payments to Russian intelligence agents through cutouts for the debunked dossier. Of course this admonishment will be just as effective as Obama’s “cut it out” plea while he was still in office.

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I am sure that the reporters failed to see the irony as the US has quite tragically meddled,murdered and injured so many in Iraq,Libya,Vietnam,Cambodia,Afghanistan and many more!

Maybe Putin should have brought that up?

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Russian collusion was a hoax to try to undo an election. Good on him for having some fun with it.

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Trump is referring to Hillary’s payments to Russian intelligence agents through

Another failed promise of Trump - like his wall (which can be defeated with ladders). Trump promised to have the AG arrest President Hillary. What is Trump waiting for? When is President Hillary going to be arrested? Trump is weak.

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I think he is just a thrill seeker who uses his mouth to see how far he can push it before he gets in serious trouble.

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Trump had said in advance of his meeting with Putin that he expected a "very good conversation" with the Russian leader but told reporters that "what I say to him is none of your business."

President Trump: You were elected by the American people to govern this nation, and anything you say, especially to foreign leaders, Is our business! It’s our Democracy, not your Dictatorship.

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Russia is our friend, unlike some countries.

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The dems already lost the election during their debate. Why? The dems want illegal immigrants to have free healthcare. The American people don't want that! The homeless in America don't even get free healthcare, why should Illegal Immigrants get it?

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The farcical current occupant of the White House just doesn’t get it.

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This America First dude is only thinking the election coming soon, people can die, people can be betrayed, people will suffer more bc of his policy, he won't care the world. So, why do we care about him. Next president of USA and end this messy world he brought...Tired and sick is the world to think about this Trump.

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Manipulation and mud slinging for political gain are perennial, only the players and methods change.

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Look at that smile ! We almost never see Putin like that.

That's the smile of guy who got away with the crime of the century.

Smile? Is it the final proof of Russian "meddling"?

Frankly, all sane people, except diehard "Russians-did-it" cult followers, should be glad to see the leaders of the two most powerful countries in the world trying to sort thing out and build more or less normal relationship.

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@CrazyJoe

President Trump: You were elected by the American people to govern this nation, and anything you say, especially to foreign leaders, Is our business! It’s our Democracy, not your Dictatorship.

I thank God you are not in the diplomatic service.

Apply what you say to December 1941. Fireside Chat #127: “My fellow Americans, I ordered the Pacific Fleet to Honolulu to lure the Japanese to attack in order to justify America’s entry into this world war. The attack will undoubtedly fail because, after all, aren’t all the Nipponese pilots cross-eyed?”

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Another bad joke. Up there with the, "I wish my people would do that" upon meeting with dictator Kim and the NK people present there were worshipping their dear leader in Trump's presence.

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Well let's see, this is a picture of...

A candidate for election in 2020 and his Shadow Campaign Manager?

A Russian Intel asset and his KGB/FSB controller?

A real estate CEO and his primary investor?

Someone who invaded Crimea and someone who invaded the White House?

The Apprentice and the Apparatchik?

Master and poodle?

All of the above?

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Putin attacks western liberalism, multiculturalism, homosexuality, illegal migrants,

I know! Isn't it great?

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U trump, do the same. Stop interfering in other countries politics.

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The only candidate that got help from Russia was Clinton, who illegally used $3,000,000 of campaign cash to purchase the fake dossier. Poor loser.

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The United States is PROUDLY the World's Leader/Original Gangster in election influence and interference of sovereign governments. Just sayin...

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Traitor.

We were attacked. By Russia. That is a fact.

Trump has always denied it. Because the attack helped him get elected. Putting your needs above the needs of your country is treason.

Then he kisses Putin's butt in Helsinki. Taking Russsia's side in a very public dispute between Russia and our spy masters. Traitor.

Now, he jokes about it.

Traitor.

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The normally quiet President Carter has come out saying Trump only won the 2016 elections because of the Putin meddling.

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The normally quiet President Carter has come out saying Trump only won the 2016 elections because of the Putin meddling.

The man who did nothing while our people were held hostage by the Iranians for 444 days says that? ROFL! Yeah, who cares?

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The Iran revolution would not have happened except for the CIA backing of the Shah of Persia.

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The Iran revolution would not have happened except for the CIA backing of the Shah of Persia.

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The Iran revolution would not have happened except for the CIA backing of the Shah of Persia.

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Yeah, never mind that US intelligence agencies confirmed Russia meddled; it's just a political ploy.

lol.... Still looking for that dossier? How about Hillary's emails? Better yet, where's your footnotes?

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The tone of the president's comments were immediately open to interpretation 

And I'm sure the journalists in attendance were very open to objectivity.

At least we have actual footage of meddling by google.

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The dems already lost the election during their debate. Why? The dems want illegal immigrants to have free healthcare. The American people don't want that! The homeless in America don't even get free healthcare, why should Illegal Immigrants get it?

I remember a report some years ago about Russia was having a bad economy and despite that, Putin was hugely popular among the Russian people. The report covered a speech Putin made at the Kremlin where he said, no immigrants would get any free government services until every Russian was taken care of. He got a standing ovation.

In the debates, the dems threatened to kick millions of Americans off their private insurance, while at the same time promising free health care for illegal immigrants, and to downgrade the crime of entering the US illegally to a misdemeanor. Under the dems, you'll get a parking ticket for crossing the boarder illegally. It's clear they have our safety as a priority. And we all know, just like they show up for their court dates, the illegals will pay their fines.

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What an embarassment. One year and seven months to go.

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Wondering how many of you comment here are American. + if you are. - if you are Japanese.

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While the corporate fake media will once again make a fake issue out of a simple joke line, don´t expect them to say anything about the real election tampering by Silicon Valley tech companies including Google, which is ongoing and documented.

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Black SabbathJune 29 01:04 am JSTTraitor.

We were attacked. By Russia. That is a fact.

Trump has always denied it. Because the attack helped him get elected. Putting your needs above the needs of your country is treason.

Then he kisses Putin's butt in Helsinki. Taking Russsia's side in a very public dispute between Russia and our spy masters. Traitor.

Now, he jokes about it.

Traitor.

Traitor Trump: He goes around wanting to be adored as a god and then it's, 'I'll be a good boy, Vladimir. '

Darth Vader is such a rotten fear-inducing commander and then he kneels in front of a hologram of the Galactic Emperor: 'What is thy bidding, my master?'.

See any parallels here?

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bass4funkJune 29 01:47 am JSTThe normally quiet President Carter has come out saying Trump only won the 2016 elections because of the Putin meddling.

The man who did nothing while our people were held hostage by the Iranians for 444 days says that? ROFL! Yeah, who cares?

He launched Operation Desert Eagle, a rescue mission that failed due to faulty equipment and a sandstorm 9which are unpredictable). I saw him address it on TV saying as Commander-in-Chief his administration would take full responsibility for the mission failure. Carter then reupped Navy patrols in the Persian Gulf and increased defense spending but it was too little, too late for his WH career. The post-Vietnam War economy was pretty sucky anyway. Jimmy Carter was a weak POTUS but he is NO quisling and he kissed nobody's fanny.

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