Dem Congressman Rips Trump For Inviting ‘Burglar’ Putin ‘To Dinner’: Watch
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) called out Donald Trump for inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington, claiming that it would be like inviting a home burglar over for dinner.
“Russia attacked our democracy this past election. When your home is burglarized, you don’t invite the burglar over to dinner. You put in a home security system,” Swalwell said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
“We should not be inviting President Putin to dinner at the White House – have a visit at the White House – especially during the season of our midterm elections,” he added.
Rep. Swalwell on discussions for Putin to visit Washington this fall: "When your home is burglarized, you don't invite the burglar to dinner … you put in a home security system" https://t.co/rcuTKQ1E1w pic.twitter.com/oiAhJyBvcb
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) July 19, 2018
This week has been hectic for Trump and the White House. First, Trump fails to confront Putin over hacking the 2016 election and ends up claiming that there was no meddling. Then, the next day he claims that he “misspoke.” A day after that, Trump is asked if he believes Russia will try to hack the upcoming midterm elections to which he says “no.”
Now, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump told national security adviser, John Bolton, to invite Putin to Washington in the fall.