Melania Trump's 'face falls' after she's introduced to Vladimir Putin

Melania Trump's 'face falls' after she's introduced to Vladimir Putin

President Trump rarely admits mistakes, so it was good on Tuesday to see him reverse his claim of Monday that Russian Federation may not have interfered in the 2016 USA election.

On Tuesday, Trump appeared to walk back some of his comments in Finland, saying that he had full faith in the US intelligence community shortly after tweeting that while he had a good meeting last week with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, "I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation".

Trump also said that his administration would work to ensure that no election meddling would taks place this November.

"In a key sentence in my remarks, I said "would" instead of 'wouldn't.' The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' You can put that in", Trump instructed reporters at the White House.

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. "I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be", Trump said.

"Many people just see him as a businessman, but he's a politician-mainly because of his ability to listen to what the people want", a smiling and confident Putin told the reporter. What happened to Hillary Clinton's emails?

"We are doing everything in our power to prevent Russian interference in 2018", he said, adding "and we have a lot of power".

Now, his aides are wondering how he'll respond to anger from even his staunchest supporters after he sided with Putin over United States intelligence agencies investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In all, Trump's remarks amounted to an unprecedented embrace of a man who for years has been isolated by the USA and Western allies for actions in Ukraine, Syria, and beyond.

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With this tension, Tchantouridze says Americans should not be too anxious but he says do keep in mind that most of Russia's intercontinental ballistic missiles target the Northeast, as they see it as a seat of power for the country. Even Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), ordinarily a reliable defender of Trump, said he "strongly disagrees" with the president's take on Russian interference.

Sen. John McCain of Arizona was most outspoken, declaring that Trump made a "conscious choice to defend a tyrant" and achieved "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory". "I have a full faith in our intelligence agencies", Trump said, in a prepared statement.

Astonishingly, a president of the United States failed to answer either question.

Leon Panetta, who served as both Central Intelligence Agency director and secretary of defense in the Obama administration, told Newsweek said Coats' role in the Trump Cabinet is critical.

"Speaking about having the ball in our court in Syria", Putin said, in an awkward change of subject.


But this does not mean it was a mistake for Trump to meet with Putin in the first place, or that the theory-promoted just days ago by NY magazine's Jonathan Chait-that Trump is some sort of Russian agent (and has been since 1987!) holds water. And for Trump's true loyalists, the Helsinki meeting and its aftermath have once more inspired a sense of fury and grievance on his behalf.

"These are people who are truly bad people".

"It is strictly a witch hunt", said Carol Livingood, 74, of Danville, Indiana, who says she owns enough "Make America Great Again" hats and shirts to "wear Mr. Trump" every day of the week. Newt Gingrich, ordinarily a reliable voice of support, wrote on Twitter the remarks were "the most serious mistake of his presidency".