by Melanie Arter ,cnsnews.com:
President Donald Trump told a rally in Huntington, W.Va., that the only reason why Democrats talk about “the totally made up Russia story” is because they lack vision. He said prosecutors should instead focus on finding Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails.
“The reason why Democrats only talk about the totally made up Russia story is because they have no message, no agenda, and no vision,” said the president. “They don’t talk about the all-time high stock market. They don’t talk about reforms to the VA or about manufacturing jobs we’re bringing back to America by the hundreds of thousands. They don’t talk about the Keystone Pipeline that I immediately approve or the Dakota Access Pipeline.”
The president’s comments came shortly after news broke that Special Counsel Robert Mueller empaneled a grand jury in the Russia investigation.
“The Russia story is a total fabrication. It’s just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics. That’s all it is. It just makes them feel better when they have nothing else to talk about,” Trump said.
He said instead prosecutors should be looking into Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails, paid Russian speeches, and the uranium she sold to Russia.
“What the prosecutors should be looking at are HIllary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails, and they should be looking at the paid Russian speeches and the owned Russian companies, or let them look at the uranium she sold that is now in the hands of very angry Russians,” the president said.
Trump said he didn’t win because of Russia, he won because of voters like those who attended his rally.
“Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign. There never were. We didn’t win because of Russia. We won because of you,” Trump told the crowd. “That I can tell you. We won because we totally outworked the other side. We won because of millions of patriotic Americans voted to take back their country.
“Have you seen any Russians in West Virginia or Ohio or Pennsylvania? Are there any Russians here tonight? Any Russians? They can’t beat us at the voting booths, so they’re trying to cheat you out of the future and the future that you want,” the president said.
Trump said Democrats are trying to cheat the voters out of the leadership they want with a “demeaning” fake story.