Dems Responsible for ‘Hatred and Dissension,’ but Trump Says U.S. ‘Will Heal’

On his way to Putin meeting in Helsinki, the president lamented he 'would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough'

President Donald Trump used a series of tweets on Sunday to rebuke Democrats for creating “such hatred and dissension in our country” because “all [they] know how to do [is] resist and obstruct.”

“Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems … know how to do is resist and obstruct! This is why there is such hatred and dissension in our country — but at some point, it will heal!” Trump said.

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The president took to Twitter as he traveled to Helsinki, Finland, for his high-stakes Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump will face Putin one-on-one just three days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian officials in connection with the 2016 hacking into the computer networks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

After Mueller indicted the Russian officials, several prominent Democratic lawmakers called upon Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin — even though Trump plans to confront Putin about Russia’s election interference.

When Trump met in England with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II last week, an estimated 250,000 defiant protesters showed up to make their displeasure known. And with all the negative press and criticism from Democrats trailing him to Helsinki, the president found it necessary to react strongly on Twitter and highlight what he viewed as hypocrisy on the part of the mainstream media.

“Heading to Helsinki, Finland — looking forward to meeting with President Putin tomorrow,” Trump tweeted. “Unfortunately, no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia … over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn’t good enough — that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition! Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems … know how to do is resist and obstruct!”

Trump told CBS News Saturday that he is entering his meeting with Putin “with very low expectations,” noting that “getting along with Russia is a good thing.”

Referring to Mueller’s activities, Trump added, “but it’s possible we won’t. I think we’re greatly hampered by this whole witch hunt that’s going on in the United States. The Russian witch hunt. The rigged situation.”

Trump also ripped the “Fake News” media Sunday for focusing so heavily on Mueller’s probe and negatively spinning much of the president’s accomplishments. In particular, Trump wondered why the press wasn’t “talking about” the progress he made through his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in June.

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“There hasn’t been a missile or rocket fired in 9 months in North Korea, there have been no nuclear tests and we got back our hostages,” Trump noted. “Who knows how it will all turn out in the end, but why isn’t the Fake News talking about these wonderful facts? Because it is FAKE NEWS!”

Trump also lashed out at the media’s coverage of his summit with Kim, writing on June 17, “Funny how the Fake News, in a coordinated effort with each other, likes to say I gave sooo much to North Korea because I “met.” That’s because that’s all they have to disparage! We got so much for peace in the world, & more is being added in finals. Even got our hostages/remains!”

(photo credit, homepage image: Donald Trump, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Gage Skidmore).

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