Trump Admits Russia Helped Him Get Elected

This morning, in the middle of another ranting bout of tweetshitz, Donald Trump tweeted: "Russia, Russia, Russia! That's all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax...And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn't exist."

I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected.


The tweet was deleted but later restored, because of a typo in another tweet that was part of the thread. But he didn't change the part where he just admits Russia helped him win.

It's not that he's stupid or careless, as will be the narrative, because it always is. It's that he wants so badly to do a victory lap and prove that he's gotten away with it.

Like I wrote about Mitch McConnell just yesterday: "He wants to appall us with it. It's a brazen flex. ...He wants us to know he cheated his way to victory. He wants to gloat about his domination."

This unconstrained boasting dynamic is an incredibly important thing to understand about the Republican Party at the moment — because the brazenness of their boasting tracks directly with their emboldened sense of security in flouting the rules and breaking the law without fear of consequence.

It's not a coincidence that Trump tweeted about Russia helping him get elected the day after Robert Mueller closed his investigation and resigned from the Justice Department, having delivered nothing even close to resembling an immediate threat to our corrupt president.

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