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Monday, 17 July 2017 07:46

Most Americans think Trump Jr.'s meeting was inappropriate — but few were newly convinced of collusion

Written by  Philip Bump
Donald Trump Jr. stands onstage with his father, Donald Trump, after Trump’s debate against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Sept. 26, 2016.

(REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo)

It’s been less than a week since America first learned of the existence of an email that seemed to clearly demonstrate the willingness of some in the Trump campaign to accept the assistance of the Russian government in their effort to win the 2016 presidential race. In black and white, Donald Trump Jr. is offered the opportunity to meet with a lawyer connected to the Russian government who can provide “documents and information that would incriminate” Hillary Clinton. That information, Trump Jr. is told, “is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

“If it’s what you say [it is] I love it,” Trump Jr. replies.

If opponents of President Trump were hoping that this was a smoking gun that would tilt support away from him, though, a new Post-ABC News poll released on Sunday will quickly disabuse them of that idea.

By a more than 2-to-1 margin, Americans told our pollsters that they viewed the meeting as inappropriate.

Read more at WashingtonPost

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