On Thursday, President Donald Trump admitted for the first time that Russia helped him get elected. However, the statement was short-lived, with the US Head of State retracting the idea shortly afterwards.
President Donald Trump was quick to retract a statement he made about Russia helping him win the elections.
According to the New York Times, the President addressed reporters as he departed the White House for Colorado Springs when he acknowledged Russia helped "me to get elected."
“No, Russia did not help me get elected,” he said, adding: “I got me elected.”
Briefly.co.za learned the admission came in a series of tweets Trump made, where he also slammed "Fake News Media."
The tweet read:
"Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax...And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist. So now the Dems and their partner, the Fake News Media,....."
Trump's post sparked quite the reaction and social media users were quick to point out he had admitted Russia had a hand in him getting elected.
Kevin MacDermott, who goes by the Twitter handle @Kevmacd, commented: "He just admitted Russia helped him get elected, so what didn't happen."
Another tweep, @littledeekay, added: "You should probably have someone check your tweets before you post them, homefry. Not just for spelling. Otherwise you run the risk of admitting that, say, you only won a presidential election due to the help of a foreign adversary who has no good intentions for our country."
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