Will Trump move to Moscow if Biden wins? Internet digs up Russian links, says send him to 'where he belongs'
Trump jokingly mentioned at the Georgia rally that he might leave the country if Biden wins. After that, the Internet had a field day dragging him about leaving for Moscow
Will President Donald Trump leave the country if he loses to his rival Democratic challenger Joe Biden? Trump jokingly said in his Georgia rally on October 16, that he might have to leave the country if he loses to “the worst candidate” in the “history of politics”.
“I will deliver optimism, opportunity and hope, and that’s what we’re doing, and this is why we have this kind of spirit, and I hate to say it because I don’t want to insult Georgia, but it’s this way all over our country,” Trump addressed a cheering crowd at a campaign event in Macon, Georgia on October 16.
Trump says he may leave the US if Biden wins. pic.twitter.com/XmbtYpNDoh— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 17, 2020
POTUS continued alluding to what it would be like to lose to Biden. “I shouldn’t joke because you know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me. Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say ‘I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.’ I’m not going to feel so good." He then added mockingly, “Maybe I’ll have to leave the country? I don’t know.”
This is not the first time that Trump has said something about losing the elections. In 2016 he joked that if he lost the Republican nomination for president, he would not remain in the public sphere. "I'm not sure you're ever going to see me there. I don't think I'm going to lose, but if I do, I don't think you're ever going to see me again, folks. I think I'll go to Turnberry and play golf or something," he said as quoted by The Hill.
The Russian meddling controversy
Previously, Trump’s campaign was accused of conspiring with Russian agents to influence the 2016 US presidential elections in the then-Republican candidate's favor. BBC in a detailed article about the Trump Russia affair stated how US intelligence agencies asserted that Russia was intent on tilting the US election against the then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. This was facilitated by a state-authorized campaign of cyber attacks and fake news stories planted on social media, the site reported.
However, both the Russian and US presidents had dismissed the suggestions of "collusion", with Trump calling it "the greatest political witch hunt in history". This was after an inquiry, led by former director of the FBI Robert Mueller, focused on alleged collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign team and Moscow.
The report stated that no evidence of a conspiracy was found, but it did point to 10 instances where the president possibly obstructed justice.
Though Trump has denied any links to Russian interference during the time of his presidency since the 2016 win, he did acknowledge his relationship to Russia back in 2013. US Weekly reported that in a November 2013 interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Trump was asked, “Do you have a relationship with Vladimir Putin? A conversational relationship or anything that you feel you have sway or influence over his government?”
To this, he said, “I do a have relationship.” He continued, “And I can tell you that he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today. He’s probably very interested in what you and I am saying today, and I’m sure he’s going to be seeing it in some form. But I do have a relationship with him.”
Trump added about Putin, “Look, he’s done a very good job in terms of what he represents and who he’s representing,” Trump continued. “If you look at what he’s done with Syria, if you look at so many of the different things, he has really eaten our president’s lunch. Let’s not kid ourselves. He’s done an amazing job. … He’s put himself at the forefront of the world as a leader in a short period of time. … I think that Putin has done an amazing job of showing certain leadership that our people have not been able to match.”
Hearing Trump's comments on 'leaving the country', the Internet dragged him. Social media took no time in stating where Trump should be heading if he loses the November 3 elections. While Trump never mentioned about going to Moscow, Internet wants him there. A user wrote, “I’m not sure Donald Trump has any idea how persuasion works. He just set a fire under every sane person to send him BACK TO MOSCOW where he belongs!” Another user quipped, “If Trump leaving to move to Moscow doesn't convince you to #VOTE Nothing will!” A user joked about Trump, “My feeling is that if he goes to Moscow, he will end up falling out of a window. Not too many folks forgive a 1B debt.”
My feeling is that if he goes to Moscow, he will end up falling out of a window. Not too many folks forgive a 1B debt.— pam owens❄🏳️🌈🕸️ (@revowens) October 17, 2020
Author Grant Stern wrote citing his 2013 MSNBC interview, “The first time I saw MSNBC's 2013 interview where Donald Trump said he had a relationship with Putin and praised him profusely, I posted in 2016 that all of this ends with him defecting to Moscow. He just mentioned that possibility at a coronavirus rally.” A user brought Trump’s record into account during his presidency, “As appealing a prospect as this is, he’s not going anywhere except prison for the rest of his life. They should arrest him the moment he steps out of the Oval Office on January 21st, 2021. No fleeing to a country with no extradition treaty. No one-way flight to Moscow. Jail.”
The first time I saw MSNBC's 2013 interview where Donald Trump said he had a relationship with Putin and praised him profusely, I posted on 2016 that all of this ends with him defecting to Moscow.— Grant Stern (@grantstern) October 17, 2020
He just mentioned that possibility at a coronavirus rally.pic.twitter.com/4laYwLDv8Y
As appealing a prospect as this is, he’s not going anywhere except prison for the rest of his life. They should arrest him the moment he steps out of the Oval Office on January 21st, 2021. No fleeing to a country with no extradition treaty. No one way flight to Moscow. Jail. https://t.co/nXKnBACvkZ— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) October 17, 2020
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