Trump blames 'double negative' for furor over Putin meeting

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U.S. President DonaldTrump speaks during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not in the picture) in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. "I don't see any reason why it would be".

That was not all. There is a consensus that "Putin is not right, Trump is wrong, we believe our institutions, we trust in our democracy, Russian Federation did interfere, we will not trade facts for feelings of legitimacy, we will not trade our conscious for conspiracy", Cuomo said, and with so many Americans of all political stripes getting outraged, "Trump's luck ran out".

US President Donald Trump has been forced to backtrack after a media storm following his seeming defence of Russian Federation over claims of meddling in his country's presidential elections in 2016.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was among those who told him to pull out after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russians on suspicion of hacking Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

Hurd responded by saying it "starts with having a clear strategy". A senior administration official said the president was far more impacted by external critics, including those on Fox, than by any of his advisers, who were roundly disappointed by his performance.

That didn't explain why Trump, who had tweeted a half-dozen times and sat for two television interviews since the Putin news conference, waited so long to correct his remarks.

"I don't even want to use the word 'adversary, '" he said.

"I'm not pro-Russia, pro-anybody", Trump said.

"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russian Federation". "So you can put that in and I think that probably clarifies things pretty good". "Sort of a double negative".

Trump will meet with members of Congress on Tuesday after many lawmakers criticized his performance at the summit, the White House said.

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As he sat down at Helsinki's presidential palace, Mr Trump said he wanted to improve diplomatic ties between Washington and Moscow.

Democratic leaders immediately called for Trump to cancel the scheduled meeting with the Russian president, but the White House said the summit would go ahead.

Trump had his own set of people to blame, not only bashing Brennan, but bringing up FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, along with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe - who was sacked in May, a day before his retirement - and ex-FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by Trump the year before.

They seemed aimed at sending a clear message both to Trump and the Europeans. The old alliances may still exist on paper, but no one can be sure that an attack on one will be treated as an attack on all, which is the idea that underpins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Western order.

Since then, the US President has backtracked on his comments.

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The payments were first reported by The Scotsman, a Scottish newspaper and website. "You know the president can do more damage in 15 minutes at a press conference than we can undo in six months of passing resolutions".

"Everything is remaining. We're not lifting sanctions", Trump said. I don't even remember the last names of each and every one.

"That's right, thank you very much, we do host it. Please disregard these issues and don't think about this anymore again".

"I think he's so unclear and is only interested in superlatives", said Albright, who worked on the National Security Council and as the US ambassador to the United Nations before becoming secretary of state.

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