Trump Has Extremely Chill Take on Election Meddling, Will Tell Putin 'Don't Do It Again'

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During an impromptu press conference Donald Trump held on Wednesday during the NATO summit in Brussels, the self-described “very stable genius” gave a preview of his upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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Addressing whether he’ll raise the issue of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Trump shared that he plans on giving the Russian leader a gentle scolding: “What am I gonna do, he may deny it, it’s one of those things. All I can do is say, ‘Did you?’ and ‘Don’t do it again.’”

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Kat Marlowe

“What am I gonna do, he may deny it, it’s one of those things. All I can do is say, ‘Did you?’ and ‘Don’t do it again.’”

I have this same conversation with my cat regularly. I imagine Putin’s response will be similar to his: Staring at me mutely as he tilts his head quizzically. Then waiting for me to leave before he causes assorted mayhem.