The media, as well as those on the left, are celebrating their interpretation of what they believe President Trump “admitted” to on Twitter that Russia helped him win the 2016 presidential election. The President responded to the press outside the White House, saying: “No, Russia did not help me get elected. Do you know who got me elected? Do you know who got me elected? I got me elected. Russia didn’t help me at all. Russia, if anything, I think, helped the other side…”
The awkwardly worded phrase “Russia helping me to get elected” is being treated as a confession, a Freudian slip that reveals the president’s true state of mind — though he also called the idea “a crime that didn’t exist,” and a “false accusation” in the same tweets, suggesting that Trump was simply rejecting the allegations about collusion as a whole.
The New York Times ran a story about Trump’s comments under the headline, “Trump Admits to Russia ‘Helping Me to Get Elected’.” The story rocketed to the top of social media as Trump’s detractors circulated the tweets, and the story.