Courtesy of WaPo:

Late Friday night, minutes before deplaning in Florida for the holidays, President Trump retweeted a link to an article in which Russian President Vladi­mir Putin defended him against impeachment.

“A total Witch Hunt!” the president tweeted at 10:30 p.m., as he shared a 36-hour-old Associated Press tweet that read: “BREAKING: Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment is far-fetched and predicts the U.S. Senate will reject it.”

Trump’s boasting of Putin’s support comes a day after The Washington Post reported that White House advisers feared Trump’s belief that Ukraine, not Russia, was responsible for interfering with the 2016 election was spurred by conversations Trump had with Putin.

How can he not realize how this looks to the American public?

Trump pursues an investigation based on a conspiracy theory fed to him by the president of Russia designed to take the heat off of them about their own criminal behaviors, and then brags about the fact that the self same individual is now defending him for getting in trouble for doing it. 

I mean, seriously?