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Cenk Uygur Suggests Mattis Exit a Sign Trump is ‘Still’ Talking to the Russians: Is He ‘Stupid Enough’ to Do That?

“Is it possible that Trump is still in communications with the Russians?”

That was the question progressive commentator and Young Turks creator Cenk Uygur floated on Thursday amid the news that Secretary of Defense James Mattis will be leaving President Donald Trump‘s administration amid the Secretary’s firm opposition to the president’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Uygur’s answer to his opening query?

“Absolutely possible.”

Uygur cited Vladimir Putin‘s support for Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria as a possible indicator that the line between Washington and Moscow is open.

“I can’t know for sure of course,” Uygur said. “But looking at the things that are public, it at least makes you question, is he stupid enough to communicate with the Russians while he’s under investigation?'”

Once again, Uygur answered his own question.

“YES,” Uygur said. “He’s definitely that dumb.”

Watch above, via The Young Turks.

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