Trump Backpedals On Joint “Cyber Security Unit” With Russia

Republican outcry seems to have changed Trump’s mind. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“President Trump has a new proposal to stop cyber hacking like the sort that Russia used to undermine the 2016 election: to work with Russia itself on a “cyber security” initiative, an idea that is going over like a lead balloon even with members of his own party.

Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded..

“Partnering with Putin on a ‘Cyber Security Unit’ is akin to partnering with Assad on a ‘Chemical Weapons Unit,’” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweeted inresponse.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) similarly tore into the idea on Meet the Press on Sunday, saying that “it’s not the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard but it’s pretty close.””*

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