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The best Fox News explanations for Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting

All the mainstream media wants to talk about
is Russia, Russia, Russia! But what about the president’s accomplishments? So it’s been a bad week for the Trump administration. Newly released emails show that Trump Jr.,
Trump’s former campaign chair, and Trump’s son-in-law all met with a Russian
attorney in June of 2016 after being promised damaging info about Hillary
Clinton. And they did it believing that that info was coming from the Russian government, which was trying to help Trump win the election. That’s a huge deal. It shows the Trump campaign’s intent to
collude with Russia, and it potentially violates federal law regarding soliciting information from hostile foreign
governments. That being said, it’s been a hilarious week
to watch Fox News. And I’m not really dating anyone right now, so I decided to compile my favorite Fox News
defenses of Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting. Please enjoy. Mainstream media is once again foaming at
the mouth over Russia, Russia, Russia. Number one, Trump Jr. is the real victim here. Don Jr is the victim here. … It looked like the whole thing was a setup. If I was Don Jr., I’d be furious. Genius. They think that this meeting could’ve been
a setup, made to give the appearance of Russian collusion. Somebody set up the meeting, got Trump Jr.
to agree to it, and then waited for months until after Hillary lost the election to make
it public. Well, this seems to be a setup of some sort. Two: How was he supposed to know what collusion
is? He’s not a seasoned political operative;
he’s just trying to help his father. There’s a big difference between collusion
and just not knowing better. This just goes to show how far they’ve matured
as the campaign has gone on. … We were new to this. Nice. Lowest possible bar. Three: Who wouldn’t agree to collude with
the Russian government? I’m sorry, but how could you not listen
to that?… Whoever turns down gossip about an enemy,
no one ever does. And you don’t even give a damn about the
source. That is, like, Fox News’s philosophy in
a nutshell, actually. Four: You guessed it. We know real felonies, real crimes were committed. Hillary Clinton was worse. Hillary Clinton mishandled top-secret information. I am genuinely concerned about Sean Hannity
at this point. What we’re now living through is a massive,
huge double standard. Can you imagine if Hillary had actually won
the election? Hannity’s show would just be him getting
“but her emails” tattooed on different parts of his body every night. Five: This is actually all Obama’s fault. If you have a problem with what Russia’s
doing… Uh-huh. then you have a problem with what… You got this. Barack Obama did to stop them from doing it. He never, apparently… Stick the landing! never stopped any of this from happening. Nice! Makes no sense! Six: The real problem is people leaking to
the press. Wound up in the hands of the New York Times. This White House has got a leakage problem. Are you saying the White House needs a plumber? I’m so dead inside. And the last and maybe least funny one: So
what? The meeting was meaningless. Did nothing to produce anything. Where’s the collusion? Trump Jr. left without getting any dirt on
the rival campaign, let alone making any agreement to sell out his country. There was no collusion because she didn’t
give you anything. What’s so wrong with trying to work with
a hostile foreign government to influence the election? Donald Trump Jr. broke no laws, likely broke
no ethics rules. Listening is not a crime. Listening to people is not a crime. A 20-minute meeting to listen to something
is not collusion. How many lobbyists in Washington routinely
meet with foreign agents who are seeking to influence American policy? That’s standard here and has been for a
long time. This kind of stuff is harder to laugh at. For one, it’s wrong. Having contact with foreign governments is
not the same as working with a hostile one to influence the election, for Christ’s
sake. And soliciting information like this could
actually be a violation of federal law, even if Trump Jr. got nothing out of it. But the real reason this talking point is
scary is because it’s downplaying a gross violation of democratic norms. I’ve never seen liberals so mad. You would’ve thought someone lit a cigarette
in a restaurant or forgot to recycle. I mean, that level of rage. Fox is training its viewers to roll their
eyes. The mainstream media’s obsession with Russia
continues. But do you, the people, even care about that? To treat collusion as just another Democratic
talking point. This is part of the normal process of the
dirty political system that we live in today. Always happens. And if anyone says it doesn’t, it’s a
lie. And as this Russia story keeps getting worse,
we’re going to see just how far the network is willing to go to stay on Trump’s good
side.