Tulsi Gabbard calls report that her campaign is partly funded by Putin supporters “fake news,”

By |2019-05-20T06:05:53-08:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Now, where have I heard that before?

Courtesy of Politico:

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat running for her party’s 2020 presidential nomination, on Sunday called a Daily Beast report that her campaign is being backed by prominent Russian sympathizers “fake news.”

Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” the Hawaii congresswoman said, “You know, it’s unfortunate that you’re citing that article, George, because it’s a whole lot of fake news.

“What I am focused on is what is in the best interest of the American people, what is in the best interest of our national security, keeping the American people safe,” Gabbard continued.

“Fake news” is a favorite phrase of President Donald Trump. In the last two months, he has tweeted it more than two dozen times.

Here is a little of what that Daily Beast article claimed:

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is being underwritten by some of the nation’s leading Russophiles.

Donors to her campaign in the first quarter of the year included: Stephen F. Cohen, a Russian studies professor at New York University and prominent Kremlin sympathizer; Sharon Tennison, a vocal Putin supporter who nonetheless found herself detained by Russian authorities in 2016; and an employee of the Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT, who appears to have donated under the alias “Goofy Grapes.”

Gabbard is one of her party’s more Russia-friendly voices in an era of deep Democratic suspicion of the country over its efforts to tip the 2016 election in favor of President Donald Trump. Her financial support from prominent pro-Russian voices in the U.S. is a small portion of the total she’s raised. But it still illustrates the degree to which she deviates from her party’s mainstream on such a contentious and high-profile issue.

The Daily Beast is a reputable news outlet, so I am not at all convinced that they got this story wrong. 

Especially when the person attacking it uses a phrase like “fake news.”

I have never trusted Tulsi Gabbard and this just reinforces my suspicions about her. 

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7 Comments

  1. HRH May 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Jill Stein 2.0

  2. Anon May 20, 2019 at 11:56 am

    The chic is a paid plant for rump and poot. She should be kicked out of the party today.

  3. Anon May 20, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Anyone that uses that phrase is a fucking idiot that needs to feast on their own shit. Literally, pull a log of shit out of their asshole and stuff it into their mouth. Fucking stupid as shit.

    Don’t care what fucking “party” you are.

  4. Anonymous May 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Ask Mazie Hirono what she thinks of Gabbard.

  5. Anonymous May 20, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    She’s got no chance in hell of winning. Cash grab.

  6. Anonymous May 20, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Yeah. She has the jill stien srench. But do you realize fellow Amaricans we are learning all putins dirty tricks. Bet he has a shitload more coming at us, that bald headed asshole with a smirk.

  7. Anonymous May 21, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    No, she’s in the back pocket of the dreaded Koch Brothers.
    Nuff said.

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