Russian State Media Openly Backing Trump: ‘OUR CANDIDATE STILL HAS A CHANCE’
Russian state media has made no secret of its preference for President Donald Trump over former Vice President Joe Biden, and the trend continues as Russian outlets push the dubious Hunter Biden laptop story.
Julia Davis writes in The Daily Beast:
It seems their increasingly overt support for Trump is motivated by fear. 60 Minutes, which is broadcast on Russia’s most prominent state media channel Rossiya-1, reported that Trump is trailing behind Joe Biden in the polls and “will most likely lose the election.”
They played the clip of the American president threatening to leave the country in the event he isn’t re-elected. “To Moscow, he’ll come to Moscow,” sniped co-host Olga Skabeeva. Tuning in from the United States, correspondent Denis Davydov weighed in: “Will the agent return to Moscow? Most likely not.”
Since the Biden laptop story dropped, numerous Russian state media outlets have amplified the corruption allegations, Davis observed.
Pro-Kremlin channel NTV, which recently aired a multi-part series, "Bidengate," filled to the brim with outlandish allegations against the former vice president, opined that the alleged revelations pertaining to Hunter Biden may end up costing his father the election.
Program Vesti on channel Rossiya-1 likewise predicted that Hunter Biden’s alleged email scandal could influence the outcome of the U.S. elections, describing the release of materials as the best possible pre-election gift for Trump and his campaign.
Davis also noted that on Monday, 60 Minutes co-host Evgeny Popov told viewers not to worry about Trump trailing Biden in the polls, reminding them that the polls were wrong in 2016.
At the conclusion of the show, Popov smugly surmised: “Our candidate still has a chance.”