Trump Says He Misspoke on Russian Election Meddling

Headline Roundup July 17th, 2018

President Trump said he misspoke on Monday when asked about Russian election meddling, telling reporters Tuesday that he meant to say the opposite. “In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'" he said.

Trump Says He Misspoke on Russian Election Meddling

From the Left
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President Trump took a hard 180 from comments in his joint press conference Monday with Vladimir Putin where he said he believed Putin's denial of Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a special presser Tuesday, Trump told reporters that he meant to say the opposite of what he'd said just a day earlier.

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From the Right
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President Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke when he seemed to dismiss allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, stating clearly that he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusions as he sought to quell a bipartisan firestorm over his press conference with Vladimir Putin.

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From the Center
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A day after questioning the U.S. intelligence community’s findings that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump reversed course on Tuesday, saying he accepted its conclusion.

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