Trump’s Russian Reset ?President’s Flip Is A Flop ?♂️
President Trump felt the backlash of his Putin love-in press conference where he clearly stated that he didn’t think Russia was responsible for hacking the election, but 24 hours later after FOX News and a slew of Republicans blasted his remarks, Trump went into unchartered territories: he backpedalled.
“I’ll begin by stating that I have full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies,” clarifies President Trump after making statements yesterday in Helsinki that seemed to side with Putin over U.S. Intelligence https://t.co/ZU0DDFnp0P pic.twitter.com/WmeoNST2Kl
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 17, 2018
Pres. Trump read a prepared statement – confirming U.S. Intelligence assessment of Russian attack on election – with all the enthusiasm of a hostage video. (Then he ad-libbed to sow more doubt – his default position).
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) July 17, 2018
Trump is now suggesting he misspoke yesterday, and is blaming the transcript.
Today: "I said the word would instead of wouldn't."
What he said yesterday: " President Putin…just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be."
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 17, 2018
President Trump did right thing today in clarifying his comments in helsinki-reiterating his respect for and support of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and the intelligence community. President responded quickly and clearly once he realized he had used wrong language.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) July 17, 2018
Trump is the weakest, dumbest man in the world.
The problem is he’s the President until he’s not. https://t.co/rNMI46unDz
— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 17, 2018
Don’t forget that Trump gave an interview with Hannity right after the #HelsinkiSummit (and before he could see covering if it hitting the fan) in which he reiterate pretty much everything he said in the press conference. HE DID NOT MISSPEAK! pic.twitter.com/Vu5ooa0CpU
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 17, 2018
You can see on tape and the photo provided by the White House that the President was reading his clarification of Putin presser off of 2 pieces of paper – written comments — and to try to quell a firestorm, the explanation is he misspoke one word? ONE. SINGLE. WORD.
— Chris Jansing (@ChrisJansing) July 17, 2018
The president has clarified that the Helsinki summit happened on Opposite Day. Ever heard of it, idiots???
— erin ryan (@morninggloria) July 17, 2018
Nixon: I misspoke yesterday. I meant to use a double negative. "I am not NOT a crook"
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) July 17, 2018
Worth noting – even as #prestrump said he believes the intelligence assessment that #Russia interfered in the election he added “could be other people also” – although the same intelligence officials have offered zero evidence of such a thing. pic.twitter.com/tlSOhxp8Fh
— Tom Foreman (@tomforemancnn) July 17, 2018
The United States was attacked. We didn’t see bombs hitting Pearl Harbor. We didn’t see planes crash into buildings. But cyber missiles struck the heart of our Democracy. It was an insidious Act of War. Anyone who aids and abets this is committing Treason.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 17, 2018
Trump now claims he misspoke, that he meant to say he sees no reason it "wouldn't" be Russia when he meant "would" be Russia. He also meant to say he fired Comey over "rushing things" not "the Russia thing" and that Mexicans are "rap artists" not "rapists."
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 17, 2018
FOX NEWS REPORTS: Trump has misspoke in the past too, what he meant to say was “You can grab them by their PURSES!”
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) July 17, 2018
Now that Trump is finally vulnerable, watch the Democrats NOT go for the jugular. Sad. And I say that very strongly.
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 17, 2018
Putin’s check obviously cleared the bank.