Trump Returns To Putin’s Pocket Within Hours Of His Pathetic Attempt At Damage Control

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the 2017 G-20 Hamburg Summit (2)

It took Trump less than 5 hours to resume bragging about his meeting with Putin after his lame attempt to explain his treasonous remarks in Helsinki.

Trump resumed defending his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin within hours of attempting to walk back his remarks in Helsinki.

CNN reported that: “Trump had one clear mission when he spoke to the press Tuesday afternoon before meeting with a handful of congressional Republicans: Clean up the damage he did on Monday when he broke with the intelligence community by suggesting that Russia might not have been behind the 2016 election interference and arguing that there was blame on both sides of the matter.”

“I have a full faith and support for America’s great intelligence agencies,” Trump said, looking like he had a gun to his adding: “I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place.” In true Trump fashion, he then looked up from his sheet of paper – presumably drafted by someone else – and went off script, adding: “could be other people also.”

CNN picked up on those five words – “could be other people also” – reporting: “What those five words reveal is that Trump is still not at all convinced that Russia was the one who interfered in the 2016 election — or, at a minimum, that Russia acted alone. Which means that in purposely trying to fix the mess he made by suggesting he didn’t totally believe his own intelligence community, Trump made the point that he doesn’t totally believe his own intelligence community.”

True to form, Trump took to Twitter to continue bragging about his meeting with Putin less than five hours after his pathetic attempt at damage control.

“The meeting between President Putin and myself was a great success, except in the Fake News Media!” he tweeted at 8:21 p.m. Eastern.

He as at it again first thing Wednesday morning. As The Washington Post reported, “A day after trying to do damage control, President Trump offered a fresh defense Wednesday of his summit with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, firing off morning tweets in which he claimed that his widely panned news conference afterward actually was appreciated by “’many people at the higher ends of intelligence.'”

“So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki. Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting. We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match. Big results will come!” he tweeted.

Continuing, he tweeted: “While the NATO meeting in Brussels was an acknowledged triumph, with billions of dollars more being put up by member countries at a faster pace, the meeting with Russia may prove to be, in the long run, an even greater success. Many positive things will come out of that meeting. Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along. There is no rush, the sanctions remain! Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!”

Not yet satisfied that he had pandered to Putin and his base enough, he added: “Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!”

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