Trump Defends McConnell: ‘Fake News’ Washington Post Is a Russian Asset, Mitch Loves Our Country

‘They actually said Mitch McConnell is an asset of Russia, they ought to be ashamed of themselves and ought to apologize’

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TRUMP: "I think 'The Washington Post' is a Russian asset by comparison. Mitch McConnell loves our country. He’s done a great job. We’re trying to pass an infrastructure bill. It is being written up right now as we speak for our highways and our roadways. Mitch McConnell has gotten more judges than probably anybody. In all fairness, with my help. But as a combination, we’ve got — we’ll be up very soon to 179 federal judges. Nobody has ever seen anything like that. And other than George Washington, we’ll end up having the highest percentage of judges put in the court and it is going to be a legacy. Mitch McConnell is a man that knows less about Russia and Russian influence than even Donald Trump, and I know nothing. So I think it is a horrible thing when a paper, which is really just a paper for the benefit of Amazon, 'The Washington Post' is fake news just like 'The New York Times' is fake news. It’s put there for the benefit, 'The Washington Post,' of Amazon. That’s my opinion. And I think it’s a disgrace. And if they actually said that — I didn’t read it — if they actually said that, that Mitch McConnell is an asset of Russia, they ought to be ashamed of themselves and they ought to apologize."

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