Donald Trump backtracks on Helsinki remarks, says he 'misspoke'

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After playing a clip of Trump's reaction to the lighting failure, Kimmel said it appeared to be a sign from God.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that Russian Federation "did meddle with our elections" and said he would consider further sanctions against Moscow. However, Russia has denied the allegations.

For Colbert, however, the double negative was "Donald" and "Trump".

Yesterday, the US President said that he believes in the assessment of his intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered in American elections in 2016 and his remarks contrary to this a day earlier in Helsinki was a case of misspeaking.

Sanders, however, said the President's "no" was in response to another question.

That globally televised submissiveness to a strongman was interpreted by many as a betrayal of USA intelligence agencies, which had collectively declared that Putin and Russian Federation launched a coordinated attack on the American electoral process in 2016. Marco Rubio's proposal to impose sanctions on any country that interferes in U.S. elections.

Trump accuses 'fake new media' of badly wanting war with Russian Federation
Democrats in the House sought Thursday to extend a state grant program for election security but were blocked by Republicans. Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation .

Trump's remarks on North Korea came a day after he announced there was "no time limit" to denuclearize under his accord with Kim Jong Un - a shift in tone from when the USA president said the process would start very soon.

"I am not being alarmist, I am simply stating the facts", Obama said.

"These are steps that we've taken to prevent it from happening".

"I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be", Trump said in an interview with CBS.

But, as seen at Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki this week, Trump has veered away from that evidence and even cast doubts on the work of the USA intelligence community, The New York Times added. The speaker said he stood by his Monday statement that "the president must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally. I think that's an incredible offer".

Noah wasn't the only talk show host with a very strong opinion on Trump's absurd clarification press conference.

Putin proposed eastern Ukraine vote to Trump in Helsinki
Foreign policy analysts also pushed back on Trump's view that the only alternative to a "good" relationship with Putin is war. Rand Paul (R-KY) objected to it because he said it exhibits "crazy partisan" hatred for President Donald Trump .

But many staunch Trump supporters abandoned any attempt to justify his behavior and some urged the president to issue a correction. Gabuev said Putin ably won over his domestic audiences, notably by pushing back at accusations of Russian election meddling with his own accusations against the U.S. He subsequently said he had misspoken a single word, and that he actually accepts the intelligence findings that Russian Federation meddled in the USA political race.

Trump later accused his critics of having "derangement syndrome".

Trump tweeted early Wednesday: "Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along". Could be other people also. He wants to create a more stable world, a more peaceful world.

"Well, I mean, I guess it's probably the best that we're going to be able to get, right?"

At the same time, the administration has called him out. Members of both parties said they might produce legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russian Federation, alarmed that Trump is going easy on Putin.

Ryan: 'There Should be No Doubt' Russia 'Did Interfere in Our Elections'
He said that Russian Federation "did meddle with our elections" and that he would consider further sanctions against Moscow. But Paul has maintained that the outrage is less about substance and more about "Trump derangement syndrome".

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