"President Trump hasn't been that masterful handling global issues either, but in his way, he's trying to do something about the number of things, whether he's successful, I hope he's successful and I think all Americans will support him if he's successful", Tchantouridze said.
President Donald Trump accepted denials by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow interfered with the 2016 US election Monday, bringing swift condemnation from members of Congress from both parties.
"I've been clear from day one", Ryan said.
Putin showed up late to his meeting with the United States president in Helsinki Monday after arriving in the Finnish capital late.
Trump's morning remarks, however, were different.
The director of national intelligence is restating the US intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election following a press conference where President Donald Trump openly questioned that conclusion.
"Diplomacy and engagement is better than hostility and conflict", he said.
Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election may have been meant more as a warning to Hillary Clinton about Moscow's capabilities than an earnest bid to boost then-candidate Donald Trump, former USA attorney general Michael Mukasey argues.
Getty The July 17th cover for the New York Daily News featured a cartoon of Trump executing Uncle Sam while holding Putin's hand.
"President Putin says it's not Russian Federation". Putin said that issue came up during their private meetings, but Trump did not discuss it during the press conference.
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has bristled with Trump, said he "did not think this was a good moment for our country". "The damage inflicted by President Trump's naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate". Mr. Trump tweeted that he has "an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia" than he did with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Kimmel ended by saying Monday's summit was a "total win for Putin and a shameful day for America".
While insisting that the Russian interference had no impact on the outcome of the election, he said that he accepts "our intelligence community conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place".
Trump also said the leaders would discuss reducing their nuclear arsenals, telling reporters: 'We are the two great nuclear powers.
Donald Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki has been slammed by sections of his own government.
The news conference, televised on the nation's biggest broadcast and cable news networks, drew strong reaction from commentators after it was over.
THE world was left retrieving their jaws from the floor following US President Donald Trump's extraordinarily spineless display alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, an unlikely hero was born. Trump denies collusion, as he did repeatedly from the podium in Helsinki.
That prompted House Speaker Paul Ryan, of the ruling Republican Party, to say that the president "must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally".
Several senators from both parties backed tougher sanctions on Russian Federation, but it was unclear if Republican congressional leaders would support such a move or what new sanctions might be crafted.
"[Russia] remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals".
Trump and Putin met on Monday in Helsinki for the 2018 Russia-United States Summit.
It seemed like every late-night television host had something to say about President Trump's meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Congress almost unanimously passed a sanctions law a year ago targeting Moscow for election meddling and for its actions in Ukraine and Syria.
An Idaho senator who is next in line to chair the Senate Foreign Relations Committee does not buy Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial that his country meddled in the 2016 US election. Browder was a driving force behind a USA law targeting Russian officials over human rights abuses.
"Would you now, with the whole world watching, tell President Putin, would you denounce what happened in 2016, and would you warn him to never do it again?"
And a former Central Intelligence Agency director says it's treasonous. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., called it "bizarre" and "flat-out wrong" for Trump to suggest that both countries are to blame for their deteriorated relationship.
Even Jimmy Fallon, who has maintained The Tonight Show isn't really about politics, found himself alongside Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and Trevor Noah in slamming Trump for publicly siding with Russian Federation and questioning America's intelligence agencies.
Former CIA Director John O. Brennan tweeted that Trump's behavior exceeds the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors.