Did ‘Russia’ want Donald Trump to win the election? More precisely certainly they hoped he would win for his platform of building ties between the two countries. Did their government directly manipulate the American public’s view? That connection is not certain. The US government has charged 13 Russians with such a charge who are private companies and individuals so far. Other Americans have come forth to say that this is not the entire story on the results of the US Election, meaning President Trump won honestly.