With her standard poise and grace, Former Secretary of State under George W. Bush shut down an NBC anchor brilliantly. While on a media tour promoting her new book To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth, Rice joined Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Today” show.

During the interview, while on the topic of Russia, Guthrie asked “Do you think it’s possible that Russia’s election interference worked? It actually elected Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton?”


Rice’s response is exactly what we all should have been saying since day one to shut down the ridiculous narrative coming from the left that Russia elected Trump.

I think there’s any evidence of that. And, you know, I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to have. I think that really does devalue the people in Wisconsin and Michigan and others who decided to vote for President Trump. Whether you like this president or not, whether you believe that he should have been president or not, let’s give credit to the Americans who went out and voted for somebody who they thought would bring change.