To quote Republican strategist Rick Wilson, “If you’re wondering if the President of the goddamn United States just invited foreign intelligence agencies to hack and spy on his political opponents, he did.” You read that right. Wednesday ABC’s George George Stephanopoulos asked Donald Trump, “If foreigners, if Russia, if China offered, if someone else offers you information on opponents should they accept it or should you call the FBI?” Here’s the president’s response:
“I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything wrong with listening… If somebody called from a country, Norway, ‘we have information on your opponent.’ Oh, I think I’d want to hear it.”
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he wouldn’t necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: “It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it.” https://t.co/yWRxMOaFqW pic.twitter.com/qwLw53s5yc— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2019
Here’s some reaction.
There was NO COLLUSION, but if given the chance, maybe I’d collude. https://t.co/0iBBPQ8qr0— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 12, 2019
This is just the latest example of what Vice President Biden meant when he said that Mr. Trump is an existential threat to our country. “Unfit to be President” is a gross understatement. @realDonaldTrump is undeserving of any public office, and all Americans should be outraged. https://t.co/vi0gYUxi67— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) June 12, 2019
"What Donald Trump said is unAmerican, unpatriotic, and unbelievable." @tedlieu on Trump saying he has no problem accepting dirt on a political opponent from a foreign power. #Hardball pic.twitter.com/bEPwMAwg0Z— Hardball (@hardball) June 12, 2019
Watch more of Trump's interview with ABC above.