On Sunday morning, July 7, Trump posted a tweet that suggested the United States and Russia could work on an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit” together. Lawmakers and politicians across the board heavily criticized Trumps remarks, and he then sent out another tweet saying that the “Cyber Security unit” – “can’t” – happen.
Trump is the kind of President who likes to tweet random things like “covfefe”, or “I will make an announcement” about something, or some hateful remarks directed at all kinds of media outlets, just to satisfy his own momentary impulses. Very often these baseless statements the President issues, via Twitter, go unchecked and disregarded. This one, about his beloved topic of “Cyber”, ended up receiving swift reactions from politicians.
Trump then backed up on his words just a mere 12 hours after issuing the vapid statement:
The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn’t mean I think it can happen. It can’t-but a ceasefire can,& did!
Maybe Trump will learn from this and not make such irrational comments on Twitter?
Just kidding, we all know he won’t. Read all the madness below.
Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017
A cyber security working group with the very perpetrators of the attack on our election? Might as well just mail our ballots to Moscow. pic.twitter.com/RjbhhI4MTw
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 9, 2017
Graham on Trump discussing cybersecurity unit w/Russia: “not the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard—but it’s pretty close” pic.twitter.com/vTRbLSAGL1
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 9, 2017
The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't-but a ceasefire can,& did!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017