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By Curt Mills | Staff Writer Jan. 3, 2017, at 9:20 a.m.
“They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president," Assange said during the interview, which was conducted at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been staying.
"But if it did, the accusation is that the true statements of Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager, John Podesta, and the DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, their true statements is what changed the election.”
Trying the blame Russia for the fact that President-elect Donald Trump won has been a "last resort" effort to try to delegitimize the election of Donald Trump.
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
Using dubious, inconclusive and fallacious arguments that "Russia hacked our elections" when that is not true.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
Let's pretend for a second that Pres Obama is indeed trying to delegitimize Pres-elect Trump. So what?
Trump & the GOP have vowed to repeal as many of Obama's policies as possible, which would completely obliterate his legacy. They're even trying to scrap his signature health care legislation. Not to mention, for roughly 8 years Trump tried to delegitimize Obama w/that birther crap. So turnabout's fair play, right? From my perspective, Obama's simply giving them a taste of their own medicine (if all of the Russian accusations were just a ploy).
And Obama's last minute moves to trip up Trump & the GOP are also a taste of their own medicine, since they've literally fought him at every step during his presidency. So now I see it as he's just placing hurdles in their way to delay their efforts to undo his own policies, which makes sense. After all, how stupid would it be to help his replacement destroy everything he worked to achieve?
(note: I don't think the Russian allegations are a ploy. I actually haven't given my opinion on them at all for various reasons. I'm simply bringing up another way to see this.)
Yeah but Republicans were just giving Democrats and Obama a taste of their own medicine. The previous 8 years narrative was that Bush was illegitimate.
Also you can't compare Trump skepticism as a private citizen, to the actions of a sitting president. They are completely different.
For strange reasons many people in the left, who do not want President elect Donald Trump as President, are ignoring the revelations of wikileaks and instead of blaming the DNC, and HIllary for losing the Presidential election, they want a scapegoat. In this case the scapegoat is Russia. Using dubious, inconclusive and fallacious arguments that "Russia hacked our elections" when that is not true.