This week, during a panel discussion on Russia’s state-run television news program, “60 Minutes,” one guest showed displeasure with the recently announced sanctions against the Kremlin and ordered Donald Trump to back off or else they won’t help him in the elections.
According to Julia Davis, who runs the Russian Media Monitor website, Vitaly Tretyakov, the dean of the Moscow State University’s School of Television, was so upset at the new sanctions that he suggested the country should use whatever leverage they have on Trump to get what they want.
“Let’s turn this into a headache for Trump,” he said, according to Davis’ translation. “If you want us to support you in the elections, do what we say.”
#Russia's state TV:
Vitaly Tretyakov, dean of Moscow State University's School of Television, argues that Russia should act decisively in response to the new sanctions. "Let's turn this into a headache for Trump. If you want us to support you in the elections, do what we say."©️ pic.twitter.com/1HXZi3KPuP
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) August 10, 2018
It has been discovered by U.S. intelligence officials that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help out Trump.
Despite the knowledge provided by U.S. intel, Trump still chose to take sides with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a summit last month in Helsinki. Trump claimed that Putin told him that he didn’t collude and that he believed him.
The show can be seen in the video below: