New 'Time' magazine cover shows Trump and Putin morphed as one

Faith Castro
July 19, 2018

To a question about that assessment, the president told the CBS News interviewer: "I have said that numerous times before, and I would say that is true, yeah".

In an interview with Jeff Glor of CBS Evening News, which was released in part Wednesday evening, Trump was asked whether he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling in 2016. "I would, because he's in charge of the country". "Our job is to pass laws and do things that are for the good of the country ... and one of those things should be [imposing] strong deterrence measures with pre-positioned penalties should [Russian meddling] ever happen again". But Trump also appeared to question whether such statements would have an impact on Russian Federation.

Mr Howard also said the alliance between Australia and the U.S. was "rock solid".

As Time noted, Trump's 2020 re-election campaign released an ad in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville white supremacist demonstrations past year that called the press and career Democratic politicians the enemy.

The uproar follows President Donald Trump's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit on Monday. "There's a lot of people out there".

The Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder said he hasn't heard from anyone in the Trump administration and called the idea of handing over senior US officials to the Russians "just beyond belief".

But Trump made some adjustments to the written statement, adding that the meddlers "could be other people also". Asked before a cabinet meeting at the White House whether Russian Federation was still targeting the US, Mr Trump shook his head and said: "No".

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In a series of early morning Twitter posts, the Republican president said the summit would eventually produce "big results" and accused his critics of "Trump Derangement Syndrome".

"President Putin knows that better than anybody, he understands it and he's not happy about it", he added. "The combining of faces is a different way for people to see what they couldn't see before". But in the Trump administration, Coats could be walking into a minefield, given the president's track record of firing officials who don't toe his line.

The presser quickly became the subject of backlash from both sides of the aisle, due to Trump's statements and because the president refused to confront Putin about election interference. "If the president can't say directly to President Putin that he is wrong and we are right and our intelligence agencies are right, it's ineffective, and worse, another sign of weakness".

"I don't want to use the word 'adversary.' We can work together, everybody can do well, and we can live in peace", Trump told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

"Thank you very much". Pressed on why Trump has repeatedly passed on opportunities to publicly condemn Putin's actions, Sanders suggested Trump was working to make the most of an "opportunity" for the two leaders to work together on shared interests.

He did not specific any particular news story or report.

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