Watch: Chris Wallace Slams Trump For Attempting To Change The Narrative After Urging Foreign Governments To Interfere In Next Year’s Election
Donald Trump appeared on Fox & Friends on Friday to try and clear his name after admitting just a few days earlier that he would accept help from foreign adversaries if it meant winning the 2020 election.
But Trump’s pitiful attempt did not impress Fox News host Chris Wallace who slammed the president.
“Well, you know, my reaction to that like what you hear at a big grocery store: Cleanup on aisle 4,” Wallace said, responding to Trump’s comments.
“The president’s comments before, which indicated that he would absolutely take information that came from foreign countries and maybe he would report it to authorities, was roundly criticized by both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill and the president there indicating ‘well, I would report it if anything was wrong.’”
“It doesn’t quite clean it up, however. The suggestion that a lot of people are upset about is the idea that the president is not saying ‘no, I won’t take any information from foreign countries’ and that he would listen to it,” Wallace continued.
“I think most people think if you get an indication, let’s say from the Kremlin, ‘gee, we have some information on your opponent, would you like to hear it,’ then instead — before you hear it — preemptively you say I’ll report it to the FBI because you don’t want any hint of foreign interference. The president’s trying to soften that a little bit today. I’m not sure he cleaned it up on aisle 4 completely.”
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