Of course, Trump was talking about Russia’s hacking being a “big problem” when said hacking was not helping his cause. When said hacking gave him the presidency however, Trump had nothing but good things to say about Russia.
On Fox News in 2014, however, Trump was quick to agree with a similar assessment by FBI director James Comey about hacking by China, and also raised the threat from Russia.
“I think that’s great, I think what he said is fantastic,” Trump said, referring to comments Comey had made on “60 Minutes.”
“I’ve been talking about China for a long time,” Trump continued. “You know, they put on the front like, we’re your friend and everything, and in the meantime the cash comes out of your back pocket. It’s disgraceful what’s going on with China generally.” “No, I think he’s 100% right, it’s a big problem, and we have that problem also with Russia. You saw that over the weekend. Russia’s doing the same thing,” he added.