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Thursday, July 19, 2018

President Trump: Media Got It Wrong, Trump Admin. Taking Russian Interference Very Seriously

President Trump recently set the record straight by reasserting his faith in American intelligence agencies.
Following the president’s highly-publicized summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the mainstream media responded with criticism and accusations as analysts and politicians on both sides lined up to tear down the president’s performance. Some were even claiming he had somehow denied the legitimacy of U.S. intelligence.
During a meeting with GOP lawmakers at the White House Tuesday, the president looked to calm the fire-storm by clarifying some of his positions on the inflammatory issue of the FBI’s ongoing Russia investigation.

President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
What started all the controversy? According to the president, it was a simple misunderstanding.
“The sentence should have been: ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia,’ — sort of a double negative — so you can put that in, and I think that that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself,” explained the president. “I have on numerous occasions noted our intelligence findings, that Russians attempted to interfere in our elections.”
The president assured the public that his administration is taking the issue of Russian interference seriously, and — unlike past administrations — will seek to extinguish any efforts to interfere in American elections.
In his first interview following the controversial summit, the president drew attention to the many pressing issues which were discussed during the high-level talk with Putin — issues of global significance, which the media almost unanimously neglected to cover.
“I think it’s a shame — we’re talking about nuclear proliferation, we’re talking about Syria, humanitarian aid, we’re talking about all these different things and we get questions on the witch hunt (referring to the Russia probe),” said President Trump. “And I don’t think the people out in the country buy it, but the reporters like to give a shot.”
The president went on to say, despite the hype, the talks were productive. He believes the U.S. and Russia are getting very close to agreeing on a solution to the Syrian crisis.
When it comes to nuclear weapons, President Trump said the two countries — which amount for 90-percent of the world’s nukes — will need to be “very careful.”

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