CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod decided to add mocking the new president-elect to his 2017 resolutions.
Earlier this week, Donald Trump reiterated to the press that he knew “things that other people don’t know” about the hacks, according to The New York Times.
‘I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge. I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.’
Trump dismissed the accuracy of the FBI’s analysis of the emails from the DNC that were stolen and released on WikiLeaks:
‘I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, okay?’
Over the weekend, Trump contradicted his earlier statements about the ability to trace hackers by saying:
‘I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.’
Axelrod’s response was epic.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) January 1, 2017
Axelrod has criticized the president elect in the past, calling him “epically thin-skinned,” and saying on a CNN discussion panel:
‘His notion is, “if you write nice things about me” or “if you say nice things about me then I will play with you but if not I will go over your head and tell my version of the truth. There’s real danger in this for our democracy because part of the check on unbridled power is a free press and for a president to say “I don’t really believe in that,” is a little bit frightening.’