After Donald Trump reiterated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks that Moscow had not interfered in the US 2016 presidential election, the US president was subjected to harsh criticism from those who wondered how he was sticking to the Kremlin’s narrative rather than his own country’s intelligence community.
Professor of international political economy Alexander Azadgan believes that the claim of Russian involvement in the US election meant “to mislead the American electorate and even the global audience.”
The whole issue is a “trick” to introduce President Trump as “the good cop” and the intelligence community as “the bad cop” in order “to create an illusion in the minds of average Americans that Mr. Trump … the great populist, is on their side,” Azadgan told Press TV.
This so-called ongoing investigation of whether Russia interfered in the US presidential election is a ridiculous brainwashing attempt with “zero concrete evidence,” the professor noted.
After talking with Putin at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s meeting in Vietnam, Trump said, “Every time he [Putin] sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it.”
But he rowed back on his comments shortly afterwards and said he believed in US intelligence agencies with regard to the issue.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said allegations of Moscow’s meddling in American and European elections are fantasies without a single piece of proof.