He said he favoured the celebrity businessman because of his policies.
Democrats, as a whole, are strongly condemning the president for his initial comments, in which he indicated that he did not believe the findings of USA intelligence agencies.
So, just to repeat it, I said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't", and the sentence should have been - and I thought it be maybe a little bit unclear on the transcript or unclear on the actual video, the sentence should have been "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation".
"They're being exposed for who they really are", Trump said.
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Prior to this, the boys, aged between 11 and 16 years old, had no idea that the diver had died. Another said: 'Words can't even describe how proud this guy makes me feel to be Australian.
"I never thought I would see this", she said, explaining that even the majority of people at Fox News were "going crazy" over what happened.
In Helsinki, Trump delivered no condemnation of Russia's interference and refused to say he believes American intelligence agencies over Russia's denials of meddling. "And I don't think I need to point out that, at 54, there's not a lot of core left". He was asked whether he holds Russian Federation accountable for "anything in particular", Trump responded, "I hold both countries responsible".
Trump again said that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.
"The probe in a disaster for our country".
"For the president of the USA to side with President Putin against American law enforcement, American defence officials, and American intelligence agencies is thoughtless, dangerous, and weak", Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said.
"The Russians were relentless in their efforts to meddle in the 2016 elections, and their efforts are ongoing".
Croatian fans celebrate making history at the Football World Cup
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic gave a comparatively sombre address and there were no player break-ins or group singalongs for the runners-up.
TV's late-night hosts didn't have to look far for a monologue topic on Monday, as President Trump's summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin provided more than enough show-opening material. "But I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship. I don't see any reason why it would be".
In two interviews with Fox News and his tweets after the summit, Trump sounded defensive, and more surprised and frustrated by the reaction than contrite. Vladimir Putin does not share our interests. They met in private, with only translators present, but Schumer referred to notes that were taken in debriefings of the meeting.
After their joint news conference in Helsinki, Russian media took some swipes at USA journalists for focusing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election that brought Trump to power.
Trump held his meeting just days after a special prosecutor in the United States indicted 12 Russian agents for stealing Democratic Party documents to help him win the vote.
Addressing reporters before the one-on-one meeting, Putin struck a casual pose during Trump's remarks, slouching in his chair with his legs wide and eyes low. In addition to consulting Trump, Kelly called Republicans and gave them permission to denounce Trump's remarks, according to three Vanity Fair sources familiar with the situation.
Trump's mind on unrelated issues before he meets Putin
More anti-Trump protests are taking place Saturday in other parts of Scotland, including one with some 10,000 people in Edinburgh. "These demonstrations are not simply just about the politics of Donald Trump , it is about his moral values as well".