Noam Chomsky: Dems' Russia Obsession ‘Huge Gift’ to Trump for 2020
Intellectual progressive admits Democrats are losing against president
Intellectual progressive Noam Chomsky admitted that the Democratic party’s ‘Russiagate’ narrative has become a "huge gift" for President Donald Trump that “could hand him the next election.”
Chomsky told Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman that he believed there was never any ‘Russian collusion’ worth investigating, to begin with.
“The Democrats are helping him,” Chomsky stated.
“They are. Take the focus on Russiagate. What’s that all about? I mean, it was pretty obvious at the beginning that you’re not going to find anything very serious about Russian interference in elections.”
“The Democrats invested everything in this issue,” Chomsky continued. “Well, turned out there was nothing much there. They gave Trump a huge gift. In fact, they may have handed him the next election.”
Chomsky then criticized the Democrats for “being so unwilling to deal with fundamental issues.”
The Democrats failure to abandon 'Russiagate' has been seized upon by Republicans and the Trump administration.
Yesterday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for impeachment proceedings against rump following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, despite the 'Russia' narrative becoming almost obsolete.
“I know people say this is politically charged and we shouldn’t go there, and that there is an election coming up, but there are some things that are bigger than politics,” Warren told an audience at Keene College.
Finally: here's Chomsky heaping contempt on the breathless fixation on Russiagate and Trump/Russia collusion. He focuses particularly on the claim that Russia controls Trump when the reality is that Trump has been dangerous belligerent toward Russia: https://t.co/qDzrc8yU3e pic.twitter.com/CGsrIZm1Yy— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 20, 2019
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway took aim at the Democrats failed Russia narrative by holding up a blank sheet of paper, Conway told reporters “this is the success of the Democrats in the first 100 days in Congress.”
Chomsky has been a frequent critic of Trump on obscuring his pro-corporate policies of tax reform, abortion, gun rights, and other cultural issues.
“Work for the rich and the powerful, shaft everybody else, but get their votes—that’s not an easy trick,” he told Goodman.
“And he’s carrying it off.”
“If there’s going to be collusion, I think we can guess what it is,” Chomsky said before the release of Mueller’s report last month.
“Maybe he made some deal to have a Trump hotel put up in Moscow. Okay, that’s corrupt, but it’s the kind of corruption that unfortunately is all over the place.”