Facing withering criticism over Monday's deferential joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Trump asserted Tuesday that he misspoke when he said that Russia had not interfered with the USA presidential election.
U.S. President Donald Trump reds from prepared remarks as he speaks about his summit meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the start of a meeting with members of the U.S. Congress at the White House in Washington, July 17, 2018.
And he voiced support for USA intelligence agencies - a day after he had refused to accept their findings on Russia's election interference over Putin's denials - and vowed to take action to prevent further attacks.
"You had a group on one side who was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent, and nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now", Trump said. A lot of people out there.
The conservative radio voice said he did not know whether to laugh or be angry at the "embarrassingly shallow and puerile, infantile questions" asked of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki, Finland.
Mr. Trump said he misspoke at a joint press conference Monday with Mr. Putin when he said he "didn't know why it would be" Russian Federation that hacked the election.
This evening he said that what he meant to say was he didn't see any reason why Russian wouldn't be responsible for meddling in the 2016 vote.
"Let me begin by saying that once again, full faith and support for America's intelligence agencies".
Mr Putin is 5ft7in, or 170cm, meaning Mr Trump towers over him at 6ft2in, or 190cm.
Mr Maslin said what he felt towards President Trump and President Putin could not be described as anger. Vladimir Putin does not share our interests. He said that he and Putin met to "tackle some of the most pressing issues facing humanity".
He declined to offer specific criticism, but said: "I think we've all been foolish".
"I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't, '" Trump told reporters at the White House, more than 24 hours after his appearance with Putin. But Trump made clear he feels that any acknowledgement of Russias election involvement would undermine the legitimacy of his election.
President Donald Trump assured reporters and the public Monday that relations with Russian Federation will improve.
"Australia values the UK's strong support, including in the United Nations security council, in calling on Russian Federation to answer for its actions in relation to the tragedy", she said this week.
According to Schumer there is only one possible explanation: "the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump".
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who chairs the House Oversight Committee, said Trump should demand that the dozen Russian officials as well as the 13 Russian nationals already indicted by Mueller be brought to the U.S. When asked if his government had any compromising material on Trump, the Russian president said that it was "hard to imagine greater nonsense".
The Trump administration has also done something that the Obama administration refused to do: it authorized the sale of lethal arms to Ukraine, including anti-tank missiles, to help the country in its fight against separatists - that is to say, Russian forces - in the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine.