Trump defends Putin summit, vows 'big results'

Erika Holt
July 21, 2018

"Just by standing on the stage honouring Nelson Mandela, Obama is delivering an eloquent rebuke to Trump", said John Stremlau, professor of global relations at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.

"They're not saying don't do this or this is the wrong thing to do", Flake said.

Even though Pompeo's appearance comes following the Helsinki summit, he was first asked to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It's nearly as if Donald Trump is embracing Putin's knees". "The president did a good thing by meeting with Putin", Senator Rand Paul told CBS' "This Morning" program, comments that won him public thanks from Trump on Twitter. "We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match". "It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!" he tweeted. But he gave no details on how and when that might happen. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan called Russia's government "menacing" and said they could consider additional sanctions on Russian Federation.

Reading mainly from a prepared statement, Trump said on Tuesday he had complete faith in United States intelligence agencies and accepted their conclusions. Marco Rubio of Florida. He is pushing legislation with Democratic Sen. "We know they interfered with our elections, and we have passed sanctions on Russian Federation to hold them accountable".

Marina Gross, a State Department translator, was pictured along with Trump, Putin, and Putin's translator at their Helsinki summit.

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President Donald Trump says on Twitter that Russian Federation has pledged to help in high-stakes negotiations with North Korea, but he's giving no details on how and when that might lead to removal of the North's nuclear armaments.

"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russia"' instead of "why it would", Trump said Tuesday of the comments he had made in Helsinki.

The meeting between President Putin and myself was a great success, except in the Fake News Media!

The president also said Monday that Putin's denials of interference were "extremely strong and powerful". And in World War II, Russia lost 50 million people and helped us win the war.

And while Trump's tried-and-true base will stick by him, most voters won't easily forget watching the president get his hat handed to him by none other than Vladimir Putin, the former KGB agent and now head of the Evil Empire.

In the interview that took place on the heels of the summit with Putin, where Trump received intense backlash for publicly defending Putin's denial of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump also criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation and former intelligence official John Brennan.

He then veered from his script to hedge on who was responsible for the election interference: "It could be other people also".

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