A Republican official from Alabama claims that he trusts President Vladimir Putin more than the Washington Post. If you recall, the Washington Post broke the story that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly initiated sexual contact with a minor.
Paul Reynolds, the Republican national committeeman from Alabama, told The Hill that something about the timing of the accusation and the Post’s role breaking the story “doesn’t smell right.” “My gosh, it's The Washington Post. If I’ve got a choice of putting my welfare into the hands of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin or The Washington Post, Putin wins every time,” he said. “This is going to make Roy Moore supporters step up to the plate and give more, work more and pray more."
What Reynold is saying is that he trusts a kleptocratic anti-American tyrant vs. one of America's newspapers of record (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post).