Perhaps the fact that Donald Trump grew up in New York City explains why he hasn't heard of the fox in the hen house. Trump just invited the fox, Vladimir Putin to live in the hen house, United States cyber security, with an idiotic tweet he sent early this morning: "Putiin and I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking & many other negative things, will be guarded." It must be noted at this point that there were representatives of 193 other countries that this issue could have been discussed with; how curious and interesting that Trump would pick Russia? The reaction to this is as hilarious as you would expect. From the Washington Post:
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) quipped on NBC's “Meet the Press” that Trump's plan was “not the dumbest idea I've ever heard, but it's pretty close.”
Graham called Trump “literally the only person I know of who doesn't believe Russia attacked our election in 2016" and said he was “dumbfounded.” Graham said Trump is “hurting his presidency by not embracing the fact that Putin is the bad guy.”
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), speaking on CBS's “Face the Nation,” deadpanned: “I am sure that Vladimir Putin could be of enormous assistance in that effort since he’s doing the hacking.”
And of course comical comparisons are being made by other Senators. Marco Rubio said on twitter: "Partnering with Putin on a "Cyber Security Unit" is akin to partnering with Assad on a Chemical Weapons Unit."
Chuck Schumer said, "President Trump agreeing with Putin to form a so called working group on cyber security is like police officers and bank robbers agreeing to form a working group on bank robberies.”
Here's a little bit of sarcasm from Preet Bharara: “When pursuing a corrupt politician, mobster or murderer on strong FBI evidence, if he "vehemently denied it," we just dropped it usually. “
Lawmakers are incredulous at Trump's apparent naivete, and that is saying something since the bounds of incredulity have been strained beyond breaking the past six months. Apparently Donald Trump doesn't understand that with respect to Russia respecting cyber security protocols, that horse has already left the barn.