Trump Offers New Boast of Successful Meeting with Putin

Cheryl Sanders
July 20, 2018

The remark, which was misspelled, was written into Trump's script, just after he was to say, "I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place".

Trump added that he had "full faith and support" in USA intelligence agencies and as he repeated the remark, the lights in the room were suddenly dimmed off. "Whoops, they just turned off the lights".

He also said he accepts the conclusion by USA intelligence officials that Moscow interfered in the election, which saw Trump defeat Democrat rival Hillary Clinton.

Then, on Wednesday, Trump was asked during a Cabinet meeting if Russian Federation was still targeting the US, and he answered "no" without elaborating.

U.S. President Donald Trump is once again defending his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a day after reversing his acceptance of Putin's denial that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

His remarks came during a meeting with vice president Mike Pence, treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and several members of Congress.

Trump's appearance with Russian President Vladimir Putin has drawn broad condemnation from Democratic and Republicans alike. "And that was only what we saw on live TV".

He did not directly mention Trump, but his comments were clearly a response to the President's heavily criticised performance in Helsinki.

Mr Trump also appeared to blame the United States, rather than Russian Federation, for the strained relations between the two nations.

That's what a handwritten note attached to U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks said on Tuesday, one day after he questioned information from his intelligence agencies suggesting Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

Since then, the US President has backtracked on his comments.

Mr Trump afterwards attempted to smooth things over, tweeting that he has "GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people" and that "Fake News is going insane!"

"It's the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected - immediately".

He also spoke for equality, saying that "I would have thought we had figured that out by now".

The latest hubbub further inflamed criticism of the president's posture toward Russia. Sen.

In the House, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi staged a vote in support of the intelligence committee's findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.

Mr Wilson said as things stand, Republicans will be sticking with Mr Trump as their 2020 presidential candidate despite their differences with their leader.

Harris fired back by criticizing the media.

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