‘He Blatantly, Overtly, Bluntly, Simply Lied’: Maddow on Trump’s Statement About Intelligence Report

During tonight’s broadcast of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow tore into the statement released by President-elect Donald Trump following his briefing with intelligence leaders earlier today over Russia meddling in the election.

What really got the MSNBC host’s blood boiling is that it was apparent that “our new president will flat out lie to us.” Her basis for that statement was over Trump’s declaration following the meeting that Russian efforts to interfere “had no effect on the outcome of the election.”

As Maddow pointed out, the declassified version of the report that was publicly released after the meeting said no such thing. She then let loose with a blunt assessment of what Trump did with his statement.

“He put out a written statement about what he learned in the briefing,” she stated. “And he blatantly, and overtly, bluntly, simply lied about what is in this report. Right before this report got publicly released so we could check ourselves and see that he was lying.”

She added that she doesn’t “get weirded out” that much by the news but “this puts a shiver down my spine.”

watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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