Donald Trump took Chuck Schumer's comment out of context
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Donald Trump took Chuck Schumer's comment out of context
by Nathan'ette Burdine: July 25, 2017
 


President Donald Trump took out of context Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s comment as to why Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 Presidential election.

Yesterday, Trump implied in a tweet that Schumer thinks the Russian investigation should not continue.

As evidence of this, Trump points to Schumer’s comment that the fault lies with Hillary Clinton for losing the election and not with former FBI Director James Comey for re-opening the case into her email scandal or with the Russians who hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) server.

Trump tweeted, “After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck Schumer just stated that “Democrats should blame ourselves, not Russia.”

This tweet can easily mislead a person to believe that Schumer thinks the Russian investigation should end because it has yielded no evidence and is really a cover for Clinton’s lost. When in fact, it is not what Schumer is saying.

Schumer is quoted in his interview with the Washington Post as saying, “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things-Comey, Russia-you blame yourself?”

Here, Schumer is clearly saying that despite what Comey and the Russians did, the fact that Trump was so unpopular was enough for Clinton to have beaten him.

Take a basketball game for instance. One team has paid the refs off so that they can win the championship. Yet, despite all the bad calls, the team that has paid off the refs loose because the team they’re playing is just better.

And although the best team wins, the refs and the team players who colluded with them are still held accountable for their actions.

Therefore, when looking at this example and Schumer’s comment, a person will see that what the Senate minority leader is saying is that the Russian investigation needs to continue so we can hold accountable those responsible for colluding with them, and Clinton needs to own up to the fact that she got beaten by someone who wasn’t better than her.




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