Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' | TheHill
President Trump Donald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE dismissed new intelligence that Russia is working to denigrate former Vice President Joe Biden Joe BidenBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Biden clarifies comments comparing African American and Latino communities Kanye West may have missed deadline to get on Wisconsin ballot by minutes: report MORE, maintaining he’s taken a tough stance on Moscow during his time in the White House.
“It could be, it could be very much. I think that the last person Russia wants to see in office is Donald Trump because nobody’s been tougher on Russia than I have, ever,” Trump said at a briefing Friday when asked about the intelligence.
When pressed by a reporter over the new report’s conclusion that Russia is working to hinder Biden’s presidential bid, Trump fired back: “I don’t care what anybody says.”
The president defended his stance on Russia, noting that he’s boosted funding for the U.S. military and pressured allies to increase their commitments to NATO.
The rebuke comes after William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, identified China, Russia and Iran as the three top foreign threats to the U.S. presidential race, warning that they are trying to “sway voters’ preferences and perspectives,” create conflict and “undermine ...
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