Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down for an interview with NBC’s Today on Wednesday to talk about her new book on the Cold War titled To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth.
NBC host Savannah Guthrie pressed Rice on whether Russia “elected Donald Trump.” In response, Condoleezza Rice ripped her question apart and lectured the NBC anchor: “I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to have.”
After asking Rice and her co-author Philip Zelikow about their book, Guthrie asked a series of questions related to Russia:
“When you look at the 2016 election and you look at how, relatively speaking, it was decided by a handful of votes in a few states, do you think it’s possible that Russia’s election interference actually worked? It actually elected Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton?”
Rice stopped her in her tracks with a brutal response:
“I don’t think there’s any evidence of that. And, you know, I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to have. I think that really does devalue the people in Wisconsin and Michigan and others who decided to vote for President Trump. Whether you like this president or not, whether you believe that he should have been president or not, let’s give the credit to the Americans who went out and voted for somebody who they thought would bring change.”
Watch the video, via NewsBusters:
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