South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg goes after President Donald Trump on Twitter once again, issuing a quick response to the President’s assessment of U.S. Intelligence regarding a possible Russian hack that might have influenced the last election.
The President, after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit over the weekend, stated on Sunday that their conversation about a Cyber Security Unit didn’t mean that he thought it could happen.
Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017
“It can’t,” the President tweeted, a contradiction of his comments the day before.
The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn’t mean I think it can happen. It can’t-but a ceasefire can,& did!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
Mayor Buttigieg, who serves in intelligence in the military reserves, suggested that the president consult his national security team next time, before issuing statements contradicting himself.
Next time, consult your nat sec team before issuing statements contradicting yourself on working with a foreign power that has attacked us. https://t.co/vWZeoDkmC5
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 10, 2017