oh-myyy-ribbon
Politics

GOP Senator Has A Bizarre, Far-Fetched Theory About Trump's Remarks Regarding Russian Election Meddling

MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images

Trump's performance at the Helsinki press conference has left both Republicans and Democrats reeling. Both sides have almost universally denounced Trump's comments, while many are going as far as calling them "treasonous," according to NBC.

Some Republicans are still trying to make sense of Trump's remarks that defend Russia in regards to election collusion, but the most bizarre is Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota. He seems to think Trump has some sort of mind tricks up his sleeve.


On Tuesday, Senator Rounds told reporters, "The president just looked right back at [Putin] and with the same straight face... basically sent a message: 'If you can sit here and tell me that with a straight face and that's what it takes it to move forward in other negotiations, I most certainly can match you on this, and in fact I can stand here and say, 'Of course you didn't do it,' even though we all know that [you did]. The reality is, I know you did it, you know you did it, and you know that I know that you did it.' So to me, Mr. Putin tried to tell the whopper with a straight face and President Trump basically laid out, 'You wanna play that game? Fine. I can do the same thing because we all know you did.'"

Later, the Senator conceded that his argument was weak but said, "This is the only logical explanation I can come up with it."

Twitter thinks that Senator Rounds should stop wasting his time on "logical explanations" and do his job.



Others think Rounds has a more selfish agenda influencing his comments.


But mostly, people are just reeling at this preposterous situation.




H/T: Huffpost, Vox

Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube, @marshlands/Twitter

On Monday night's Jeopardy!, viewers witnessed the unthinkable.

None of the contestants had a clue as to who Tom Hanks was.

Keep reading... Show less
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Getty Images

This past Friday, the reboot of Charlie's Angels premiered at major movie theaters.

For its first weekend in theaters, it isn't performing well, bringing in a mere 8.6 million dollars.

Keep reading... Show less

On the popular subreddit "Am I The A**hole?" many people seek advice from their fellow internet users after behaving in ways that may or may not be insensitive to others.

Normally, when someone asks if they were the a**hole, most of the subreddit agrees in one direction or the other.

Occasionally, however, an issue comes along which seems to divide the internet.

Keep reading... Show less

South Dakota recently launched a new awareness campaign centered around the state's meth problem.

Unfortunately, upon its debut, the campaign went viral due to its strange, unexpected tagline.

Keep reading... Show less

Sometimes karma really works the way it's supposed to.

One of the epidemic of "straight pride" parades that was scheduled to take place in Dallas flopped magnificently when two of the only four attendees happened to be two white men hiding behind a "heterosexual pride" flag.

Keep reading... Show less
@A_Johnson412 / Twitter

Kids can say really hilarious things—but when it's time for the big guy in the red suit to show up with a bag full of presents, kids are truly in rare form.

One dad shared last week on Twitter how his daughter surprised him with a particularly plump and impressive Christmas list, and it has the internet rolling.

Keep reading... Show less