Common Place Entry 7

“President-Elect Trump” [1]

“I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it,” Trump said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

This is Donald Trump’s quote on the investigations into Russian hacking.  This has a clear rhetorical purpose in the fact that it pushes away doubt about the validity of the elections.  If hackers did aid him in winning the election, he would have no reason to challenge such an action.  The hypocrisy in his statement can be seen from across the campaign trail where he claimed the “establishment” would “hack” the election in Clinton’s favor.  However, as new evidence comes out, he claims that no foreign actor would do the same.


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