On a recent episode of “Democracy Now!” MIT professor emeritus and avowed left-wing political theorist Noam Chomsky said in the fallout of the Mueller report, Democrats “handed” a huge gift to President Donald Trump by putting a heavy focus on Russia.

Chomsky warned that by investing “everything” in Russia, Democrats also might have given Trump a 2020 presidential reelection win.

“As far as Trump collusion with the Russians, that was never going to amount to anything more than minor corruption, maybe building a Trump hotel in Red Square or something like that, but nothing of any significance,” Chomsky explained. “The Democrats invested everything in this issue. Well, turned out there was nothing much there. They gave Trump a huge gift. In fact, they may have handed him the next election. That’s just a—that’s a matter of being so unwilling to deal with fundamental issues, that they’re looking for something on the side that will somehow give political success. The real issues are different things.”

(h/t RCP Video)

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