Cyber-stupidity

From NBC NEWS:

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, blasted President Donald Trump on Sunday for his administration’s lack of a response to Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 election, saying, “This whole idea of moving forward without punishing Russia is undercutting his entire presidency.”

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Earlier Sunday, Trump fired off a series of tweets on his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Germany, writing, “Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.”

“It’s not the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard, but it’s pretty close,” Graham said of the president’s proposal.

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“When it comes to Russia, he’s got a blind spot,” Graham continued. “And to forgive and forget when it comes to Putin regarding cyber-attacks is to empower Putin and that’s exactly what he’s doing.”

Graham was hardly the only Republican lawmaker to scold the president. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska wrote in a Twitter post that the cyber security unit “obviously should not happen—& obviously will not happen. Why the President of the United States would tweet it is inexplicably bizarre.”

And from Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida: “Partnering with Putin on a ‘Cyber Security Unit’ is akin to partnering with Assad on a ‘Chemical Weapons Unit.'”

Then, roughly 13 hours after his proposal, Trump apparently reversed course, again on Twitter:

“The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn’t mean I think it can happen. It can’t-but a ceasefire can,& did!”

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“When it comes to Russia, I am dumbfounded,” Graham said of Trump’s actions. “I am disappointed and, at the end of the day, he’s hurting his presidency by not embracing the fact that Putin’s a bad guy who tried to undercut our democracy and he’s doing it all over the world.”

“He is literally the only person that I know of that has any doubt about what Russia did in 2016,” he continued.

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“But the more [Trump] talks about this in terms of not being sure, the more he throws our intelligence communities under the bus, the more he’s willing to forgive and forget Putin, the more suspicion,” Graham said. “I think it’s going to dog his presidency until he breaks this cycle.”

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4 responses to “Cyber-stupidity

  1. the loony tic

    people behave badly because they’re allowed to. why does twitler care about anything he says or does? he’s president and for him, that’s all that matters!

  2. Mouth Model T and Putin are still in collusion as far as I’m concerned. Why else would a leader of the our so called “free world” espouse such an idea as creating a cyber security unit with a county that is not our ally?

    And when will the GOP people wake to the fact that Model T is ruining our country and that they need to come up with a plan to get his fat butt removed from office. Party loyalty is one thing but the security and freedom of the US is and should be priority.

    Lastly I remain aghast at what Model T says and how he acts. It is disgusting and disheartening.

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