In 2017 New Year’s Eve celebration at his estate at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump condemned the idea that the Russian Federation intervened the US elections, hacking into the Democratic party emails. He added, “I just want them to be sure, because it’s a pretty serious charge. And if you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong.”
More on the issue…
According to The Guardian, the US Intelligence is confident about Russia’s intervention in US election. However, the President-elect Trump has continuously been opposing the issue. Yesterday, he also said, “I think it’s unfair if we don’t know. It could be somebody else. I also know things that other people don’t know so we cannot be sure.” What could he possibly be hiding?
While the incoming president is so indifferent, the outgoing president has been very strict on the issue. On Thursday, President Barack Obama expelled Russian diplomats and sanctioned Russia for alleged cyberattacks. However, the Russian power Vladimir Putin made a rather cool move by deciding not to get intimidated by Obama’s acts. Donald Trump praised Putin by writing “Great move on delay (by V. Putin). I always knew he was very smart!” on his twitter.
Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016
Trump will meet Vietnamese President, amid this Russian hacking issue
While the intelligence bureaus are busy gathering information about possible Russian hacking into US Presidential election 2016, the to-be president doesn’t seem very concerned. Moreover, he plans to meet Vietnamese president, Tsai Ing-wen if she were to visit the US. This move will definitely affect the US ties with China.
Since the very first moment Trump was elected the next president, he further strengthened his stance on China. Amid several criticisms, he even accepted the congratulatory call from Vietnam.
Upon being asked about his plans to visit Vietnamese President, Trump said, “We’ll see.”