That's the message of a new pro-Trump video, titled "Russiagate vs. Obamagate" that went viral on social media.
Benny Johnson, a conservative activist at Turning Point USA, posted the 11-second clip to Twitter on Wednesday, and it has since been viewed well over a million times.
"This is the most accurate and informative video on the Internet right now," Johnson promised in the tweet.
The footage in the video comes from a 2019 slapping championship in Russia, but it was edited into a celebration of how Trump has weaponized the "Obamagate" controversy.
This is the most accurate and informative video on the Internet right now: pic.twitter.com/BeMkO8CHFB— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 13, 2020
- Trump and President Barack Obama's heads were superimposed over those of the real-life Russian slappers.
- The "Russiagate" slap: Obama's avatar winds up and smacks Trump in the face, but the Republican president just smirks.
- The "Obamagate" slap: Trump, atop the body of Siberian bear-man Vasily Kamotsky, responds with a massive blow that causes Obama to collapse into the arms of the referee.
- Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has largely billed himself as a return to the Obama years, during which he was vice president.
- Trump and his supporters would like to make that more of a liability for him.
Define your terms: "Russiagate" is Trump's disparaging name for the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which he sees as an attempt to discredit his stunning victory.
"Obamagate" is how Trump has taken to promoting vague allegations that Obama orchestrated the Russia probe as part of a plot to knee-cap his administration on the way into office.
Both terms play on the name of Watergate, the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. Trump has called Obamacare "worse than Watergate."
"The biggest political crime in American history, by far!" is how Trump described the alleged scandal in a Mother's Day tweet storm.
"It's been going on for a long time," Trump elaborated at a White House press briefing the following day. "It's been going on from before I even got elected. And it's a disgrace that it happened."
Asked by a Washington Post reporter what crime he was accusing Obama of, Trump replied: "You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours."