Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russian Federation election meddling

Kevin Lamarque  ReutersPresident Donald Trump meets with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Finland

"President Trump missed an opportunity today in his meeting and press conference with Russian President Putin to make clear that the United States does not believe Russian denials about meddling in our 2016 elections and that America will not stand for interference of this kind". He said Mr Trump's refusal to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 election made the USA, "look like a pushover".

It's become painfully hard to track exactly where we're at with the investigation into possible interference in the 2016 USA election by Russian Federation, given that something insane seems to happen every single day.

He said that though he has great confidence in the USA intelligence community, the Russian president gave a "strong and powerful" denial.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) called President Trump's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki today "the most serious mistake of his presidency", while Sen.

"In addition to his comments at the press conference, Putin again denied any Russian interference in the USA election in an interview with Fox News" Chris Wallace.

Donald Trump has distanced himself from his comments that saw him siding with Russian Federation over his own intelligence agencies after a furious backlash. It came just three days after 12 Russian intelligence officials were indicted in the USA for cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Baker likes reacting to Trump about as much as he likes a root canal, but this time realized he had to respond, especially with Republicans all over the country joining in panning the president.

But several Republicans who do not typically buck the President raised concerns, shocked by Monday's performance.

Trump praised Putin on hosting the soccer World Cup, which ended on Sunday, saying: "It was beautifully done, so congratulations".

Democrats pleaded with their GOP colleagues who have majority control of Congress to rein in the President and become a stronger legislative check on the executive branch.

Shortly before Trump staged his begrudging off-camera walk-back, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had kneecapped him, delivering his own message from the U.S. Senate to "our friends in Europe".

As we all know, Trump cares more about himself than America, so he probably sold the country to Russian Federation for a few dozen prostitutes.

Kimmel said Trump met with his "KGBFF, Vladimir Putin".

If there was a bright side, it's this: It might be the only way for some Americans to understand just how alarmed they should be about their president's perspective on Russian Federation.

Twitter users pointed out that Trump's rant is a betrayal of the United States, and coined the meeting #TreasonSummit.

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