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Trump-Putin summit: US president hails meeting amid outcry

Trump-Putin summit: US president hails meeting amid outcry


US President Donald Trump has hit back in the wake of confronting furious feedback over his summit with Russian partner Vladimir Putin.

He said the gathering had gone "surprisingly better than" the ongoing Nato summit.

After chats with Mr Putin, he negated his own particular insight organizations by saying he couldn't perceive any motivation behind why Russia would interfere in the 2016 US race that he won.

The comments have enraged even a portion of his supporters.

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In a tweet, Mr Trump suggested a week ago's Nato summit, which finished with him saying he had anchored additional cash for barrier - something debated by partners in the Western military organization together.



What did he say at the summit with Putin? 

On Monday the US and Russian presidents held almost two long periods of one-on-one talks without their counsels in the Finnish capital Helsinki.

At a news gathering a while later, Mr Trump was inquired as to whether he trusted his own particular knowledge organizations or the Russian president when it came to assertions of interfering in the 2016 presidential race.

"President Putin says it's not Russia. I don't perceive any motivation behind why it would be," he answered.

The US president was likewise asked whether he considered Russia responsible on a specific issue.

He declined to offer particular feedback, yet stated: "I think we've all been absurd. We ought to have had this exchange quite a while prior... What's more, I believe we're all to fault."

For what reason does it make a difference? 

Mr Trump's remarks put himself out of venture with US insight offices, which presumed that Russia was behind a push to tip the 2016 US presidential decision against Democratic competitor Hillary Clinton, with a state-approved crusade of digital assaults and phony news stories planted via web-based networking media.

Top organization authorities have acknowledged this conclusion, for example, previous CIA executive Mike Pompeo who is presently Mr Trump's secretary of state.


Some US government officials had required the summit to be dropped after 12 Russian military insight operators were arraigned a week ago, blamed for hacking Mrs Clinton's decision battle. 

Beside inquiries over the race, the US and Russia stay far separated on real issues, for example, the Syria strife, Russia's addition of Crimea, and the US backing for the UK over the harming of a previous Russian covert agent.

In their reaction, numerous US lawmakers just declined to acknowledge an equality between the US and Russia.

What's the response been? 

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said there was no uncertainty Russia had interfered in US decisions and that Mr Putin "does not share our qualities".

Another senior Republican, Senator John McCain, said it was "a standout amongst the most dishonorable exhibitions by an American president in memory".

Trump partner Newt Gingrich said the remarks were the "most genuine misstep of his administration", asking him to clear up.

Mr Trump's previous interchanges chief Anthony Scaramucci told CNN the "optics are terrible" and "he needs to switch course promptly".

Be that as it may, Mr Trump discovered help from Republican Senator Rand Paul, who pointed the finger at "Trump disturbance disorder" for the feedback - provoking a strong tweet from the president himself.

At the summit, Mr Putin again denied intruding in the US race, and in a later meeting expelled longstanding reports that Russian insight may hold trading off material on Mr Trump.

The Russian president has won acclaim at home, with one newspaper saying he had "defeated" the US president at the summit.