Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Victims of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ land in ICU after Putin freakout

Victims of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ land in ICU after Putin freakout

Earlier this week, Trump also had an extensive one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he said they discussed reducing nuclear weapons worldwide.

But he said things could still change as a result of the fallout from the ongoing Russian Federation investigation and the Trump Administration's unpopular stances on some key voting issues.

The tweet was part of a stream of messages Trump issued on Wednesday morning as he defended his meeting with the Russian autocrat. Both Democratic and Republican leadership - and a wide range of media personalities - condemned the president's comments, calling them everything from "an absolute disgrace" to a "missed opportunity".

While former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had branded the news conference as "truly unbelievable", former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan had called Trump's comments as "nothing short of treasonous".

It was after that meeting that Trump emerged only to engage in a disastrous press conference where he took Putin's denial of election interference over the conclusions of the U.S. Intelligence Committee.

It shows frankly the outrageousness and the just desire to find the negative in everything that this President does, she said.

While using the words "earlier meeting", Trump left it a bit unclear whether he still meant the landmark Helsinki summit, or the meeting with Putin at the sidelines of the G20 summit past year.

But Trump continues to pursue warmer relations with Russian Federation, and to sell what he sees as the benefits.

The US President had also mentioned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign was "a disaster for our country", while also saying that it had negatively impacted US-Russia relations.

"Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along", said Trump on Twitter.

Trump backtracked on Tuesday, however, claiming he misspoke and that "the sentence should have been: 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation'".

In an interview with CNN's John Berman on "New Day" Tuesday morning, Rep. Joe Kennedy of MA said Congress should take action to subpoena the translator to testify if the White House did not release what happened in the meeting. Every US intelligence agency has concluded that Russian Federation did.

The president's tweets did not address the reason the meeting triggered such a furor: Trump's suggestion that he believed Putin's denials of Russian election interference over the conclusions of USA intelligence officials who have pursued criminal charges against Russian nationals.

"That's what I wish he would have said initially, and I'm glad he said it now", said Sen.

"We'll see how that goes and see if there are any more steps that need to be taken", Corker said.

A day later, USA lawmakers continued to condemn Trump's performance.

Trump has been under bipartisan fire in Washington for failing to publicly confront Putin over the election interference at the press conference that followed their Helsinki talks. "We couldn't trust them", Flaskey said as he sat in a Norfolk barbershop.

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