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Trump claims he only wants to hear foreign dirt so he can ‘tell if it’s wrong’


President Trump has tried to clarify his muddled statement about whether or not he'd listen to foreign powers offering dirt on his political opponents. (AP)

Donald knows best.

President Trump sought to spin his explosive admission that he would welcome foreign interference in the 2020 election only so he could judge whether it’s “wrong” — and report it to the FBI.

In a strained effort to defuse the controversy over his candid statement, Trump said on Friday he would “look at it (to determine) if it’s bad.”

“if I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated I’d report to the FBI or law enforcement, absolutely,” Trump said in a call-in interview with Fox News. “Of course you give it to the FBI or report it to the attorney general.”

Trump sparked a firestorm when he admitted that he would welcome dirt on 2020 rivals from foreign operatives in a bombshell interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous.

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Critics called that a virtual invitation for adversaries like Russia and China to shop damaging information on Democrats in hopes of currying favor with the malleable man in the White House.

Even supporters struggled to defend Trump for basically defending what he is accused of doing with Russia in the 2016 race — which sparked the collusion investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.