President-elect Donald Trump blew off reports by the CIA that claims Russia meddled in the U.S. elections, claiming that the Democrats conjured up the story to account for his “massive” victory.
During an interview which aired on Friday with Fox News host Chris Wallace, Trump was asked his opinion about the conclusion the CIA came to in which they say Russia organized attacks on the election in an effort to help Trump win the presidency.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” Trump insisted. “I don’t believe it. I don’t know why and I think it’s just — you know, they talked about all sorts of things. Every week it’s another excuse. We had a massive landslide victory as you know in the electoral college.”
“Nobody really knows,” the President-elect insisted. “Hacking is very interesting. Once they hack, if you don’t catch them in the act, you’re not going to catch them. They have no idea if it’s Russia or China or somebody. It could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace.”
Trump went on to claim that the Democrats made up the story “because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country. And frankly, I think they’re putting it out. It’s ridiculous.”
“I don’t want anyone hacking us,” Trump said. “And I’m not only talking about countries, I’m talking about anyone period. But if you’re going to do that, I think you should not just say Russia, you should say other countries also. And maybe other individuals.”
“We had — many people are saying — one of the great victories of all time,” Trump said.