Incensed at news reports that the Russian government holds compromising information about Donald Trump, the president-elect vented his anger on Twitter on Wednesday morning, including a comparison of the United States to Nazi Germany, the fascist state led by Adolf Hitler that killed about 15 million civilians, including 6 million Jews.
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
The CNN story, that broke the story is based on interviews with “multiple U.S. officials with direct knowledge” of intelligence briefings given to both President Barack Obama and Trump. Shortly after CNN published its story, BuzzFeed published the text of the memos on which the briefings were based. The memos contain “specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians.”
Trump made several other comments on Twitter about the stories, employing his trademark capitalization and exclamation points.
Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
This story "Donald Trump Compares United States to Nazi Germany" was written by Helen Chernikoff.