Democrats believe the Russians meddled in the 2016 U.S. election and helped Donald Trump to win the presidency. Vladimir Putin is not buying that argument. In an interview with Megyn Kelly, the Russian leader denied any involvement by the Russian government in the U.S. presidential election and said if anything; it might be the Jews who meddled to give Donald Trump a victory.
“Maybe they are not even Russians but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews, but with Russian citizenship, which should also be checked; maybe they have dual citizenship of a green card; maybe the U.S. paid them for this. How can you know that? I do not know either,” Putin said.
“They do not represent the (Russian) government,” Putin continued.
Israeli lawmaker, Ksenia Svetlova, has called on the Israeli government to condemn Putin’s comments about Jews interference in the U.S. election.
“Maybe the Jews meddled in the U.S. elections. Maybe the Jews rule the world, maybe the Jews slaughtered Jews in Poland – all of these claims have one root cause, a hatred of Jews,” Svetlova said.
Ronald Klein, a former chief of staff for both vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden has called also for Jewish supporters of Donald Trump to pressure the White House to condemn Putin’s remark
“Every Jewish supporter of Donald Trump should be pressing the WH to see if the President agrees with his friend Putin on this statement. And every Jewish person resisting Trump just got another reason to fight even harder,” he tweeted Saturday.
So far, Donald Trump who is often referred to as the “Commander-in-tweet” has failed to criticize Putin’s remarks.