READ: Donald Trump Tweets ‘Russia Continues to Say They Had Nothing to Do With Meddling in Our Election’

This is not normal.

As a summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin gets set for July 16 in Helsinki, Trump is once again giving Putin the benefit of the doubt on the issue of 2016 election meddling, even as he continues to demand an investigation into Hillary Clinton.

Early this morning, Trump tweeted that Russia “continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!”

“Where is the DNC Server, and why didn’t Shady James Comey and the now disgraced FBI agents take and closely examine it?” Trump wrote, again suggesting that it was Democrats who colluded with Russia, even though during the campaign, the Republican nominee literally asked Russia to hack the DNC.

The president also reverted to attacking Hillary Clinton:

“Why isn’t Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption!”

Twitter immediately pounced on the president, whose abject denial of Russia election meddling is at odds with the unanimous conclusion of the intelligence community.

Not to mention the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals for their roles in attempting to “subvert the 2016 election and to support the Trump campaign.”

https://twitter.com/RemoveHIM/status/1012296039938887682

The president seems willing to take the word of Putin over the conclusions of every single American intelligence agency, which all agree that Russia did, in fact, interfere with our election.

https://twitter.com/EdKrassen/status/1012296231811518464

https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/1012296486762221568

Trump has consistently referred to Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt.” As of last Saturday, Trump has called the probe a “witch hunt” 23 times in June alone.

Trump called the investigation a “rigged witch hunt” in a subsequent tweet Thursday morning.

Others noted Trump’s alienation of our closest allies. At the G7 Summit in Canada earlier this month (yeah, it’s only been three weeks), Trump berated some of the U.S.’s closest friends, telling leaders of G7 nations that they are trying to “rip us off on trade.”

Trump also lamented Russia being kicked out of the former G8 for his 2014 annexation of Crimea, though the president has placed the blame solely on former President Obama.

“Just so you understand, President Obama lost Crimea,” Trump said earlier this month. “Just so you understand, this was long before I got there, I just want to make it so the fake news prints it properly.”

It is his fault, yes. His fault. Just so you understand, because Putin didn’t respect President Obama. President Obama lost Crimea because President Putin didn’t respect President Obama, didn’t respect our country, and didn’t respect Ukraine.

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