Trump Praises Renegade Dem

Via The Washington Examiner:

President Trump defended Rep. Tulsi Gabbard against claims she works for Russia and said that he respects the Hawaii Democrat for not voting to impeach him.

During a Sunday speech before a raucous crowd at a Turning Point USA event, Trump mocked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s accusation that both Green Party candidate Jill Steinand 2020 presidential candidate Gabbard are Russian assets meant to ensure his reelection.

Pausing to give Gabbard credit for voting “present” during last week’s impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Trump said, “I give her respect. She didn’t vote the other day. I give her a lot of respect because she knew it was wrong.”

“I don’t know her, but I know one thing,” Trump continued. “She is not an agent of Russia.”