The 2016 US election for president was very controversial. The two major candidates, going by polls, were the two most disliked major party candidates in the history of polling. There were countless negative attacks by both candidates that just disillusioned voters more. The ads for the election never seemed to stop and no matter what you did or where you went you could not get away from them. Behind some of those ads was Russia. It has been claimed that our own intelligence community knew Russia was actively trying to influence the election, and if they did try to influence the election, it makes one wonder if that is the reason President Trump won.
Those who feel that Russia was the reason President Trump was elected argue that it had to be due to some kind of outside influence. They point to all the reports of how many different ways Russia was trying to influence the election and argue that it had to have had a big impact. Also, they argue that Secretary Clinton had the lead in the polls going into election day, so for her to lose, some outside influence must have caused the upset victory for President Trump.
People who don’t think Russia influence the election of President Trump argue that Secretary Clinton was a horrible candidate. They found her to be dishonest, phony, and possibly even a criminal. Also, they argue that Russian influence is a fantasy concocted by the Democrats for losing an election that they felt they could not lose.
The 2016 presidential election was one for the history books. It is undeniable that the election changed the direction of the country. Did the Russians try to influence the election? Was it to elect President Trump? Many think so, but only the Russian government knows for sure.
Here is a video posted by the Washington Post about Facebook turning over Russian ad sale records for the 2016 election:
Did Russian influence get President Trump elected? Why would the Russian government put so much effort into influencing the election unless their goal was to elect President Trump? Conversely, is Russian influence simply a fantasy of Democrats to explain why they lost?
Yes, Russia influence elected President Trump
Those who believe that Russian influence elected President Trump say that some outside influence had to have had a hand in the election of a man like President Trump.
— ❄️Ziggy Daddy™ (@Ziggy_Daddy) October 19, 2017
Russia sent millions of ads to American voters to influence election. Stop deflecting Liar. Feeling the heat dirty don?
— Doug V (@doug_vanni) October 20, 2017
— Trump and Dumber (@Trumpbits) October 20, 2017
#Dispatches wasn't about left or right, it was about Russia manipulating social media etc to influence an election in another country
— Steve Foster (@Steve196684271) October 20, 2017
No Russian influence didn’t cause President Trump’s election
People who don’t believe Russian influence elected President Trump say that Secretary Clinton is the reason he won. A person as untrusted and disliked as her would never be elected.
Hillary lost the election bc she was unlikeable, untrustworthy, lacked ideas and lacked a mssg. Face reality.Russia didn't influence that. https://t.co/IRIZVjhKu2
— Beardog (MAGA) (@bhabrock12) October 14, 2017
The election was lost for her even before it officially began after the primaries. The Trump Movement was already in full gear. No chance!?
— Fern Robichaud (@Fern0947) October 15, 2017
You have not one ounce of factual truth to this! Show me anything that proves Russia did anything that changes one vote!!
— Dennis Green (@DennisG58878004) October 15, 2017
Please get over it. Russia didn't vote, we did. Hollywood tried even harder to influence the election. Middle America wins!
— Marlene Grenell (@MarleneGrenell) October 15, 2017
So, do you think Russia influenced Trump’s election?