Putin says ‘nyet,’ but don’t believe it
By Carter Wrenn
Talking About Politics
The Facebook ad had a picture of Satan, horned and gargoyled, arm wrestling with Jesus, with Satan saying, “If Hillary wins I win!” and a caption that said, “Today Americans are able to elect a President with godly moral principles… My vote goes for Trump!”
Who paid for the ad?
It said the Army of Jesus.
But on Facebook I only found one Army of Jesus, headed by a student at Liberty University who said he hadn’t posted that picture.
So who did pay for the ad?
A Senate and House intelligence hearing in Washington provided the answer: The Russians.
In Vietnam, Vladimir Putin told Donald Trump he never, ever “absolutely did not meddle in our election.” A reporter then asked Trump if he believed Putin. It took a while but Trump said flatly, No, he didn’t.
So the Democrats, the Republicans and President Trump all say the Russians meddled — but Putin says “Nyet.”
There’s a lot of foolishness and bluster in American politics but, if you want to see real evil at work, Russians using Satan to tell Americans how to vote fills the bill.
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