Obama Reacts to Possible Russian Hack of DNC by Highlighting Trump’s ‘Admiration’ of Putin

President Obama spoke on NBC Nightly News tonight and reacted to reports that Russia was behind the DNC email hack.

What was particularly striking about Obama’s remarks was how he not-so-subtly brought up links between Russia and Donald Trump:

“What I do know is that Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin… I am basing this on what Mr. Trump himself has said, and I think that Trump’s gotten pretty favorable coverage back in Russia.”

On the question of whether Russia would be trying to influence the election, Obama said, “Anything’s possible.”

Watch above, via NBC. More of his interview will air on The Today Show tomorrow.

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