Trump claimed he told Putin, "We can't have this".
The two men discussed "the range of issues", Trump said, "starting with the civil war in Syria and the need for humanitarian aid and help for people in Syria".
"Whoops, they just turned off the lights".
During that press conference, Trump steered clear of any confrontation with the Russian, going so far as to question American intelligence and last week's federal indictments that accused 12 Russians of hacking into Democratic email accounts to hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016. Who do you believe?
Less than a week later, the President's understanding of that evidence has been severely tested, as the White House tries to contain the damage from his widely condemned news conference Monday with Putin.
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.sort of a double negative". I don't see any reason why it would be.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that Russian Federation was not a friend of the United States and warned against a repeat of election meddling in November's congressional elections.
Even before the allegations of Russian meddling, tensions were high over Moscow's concerns about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expansion, Russian annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and its military backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war. The most serious mistake of his presidency!
But he later corrected one of the comments he'd made.
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"Let's be very clear: Russian Federation meddled in our election", Ryan said.
"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place", Trump said, reading from a prepared statement. He added that lower-ranking officials want a deal, including Xi's top economic adviser Liu He, but Xi has refused to make changes to China's technology transfer and other trade policies.
And Republican Senator Rob Portman said he was glad the President had clarified his comments. "That's what I meant to say".
Trump wrote that a July 11-12 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels was "an acknowledged triumph", repeating a disputed claim that member countries agreed to increase defense spending more quickly than they had planned.
"A lot of them privately and publicly used a muscle that had atrophied and they criticised the President", he told ABC Radio's PM. "Well, if asking for people to pay up money that they are supposed to pay is insulting, maybe I did", said the White House host.
Cornyn said he supports more sanctions.
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.
He continued: "Russia is interested in one thing and one thing only, and that's re-establishing the territory and integrity of the USSR".
"I think Xi is holding the game up".