US President Donald Trum has recently backtracked his previous statement that he saw no reason for Russia to meddle with the 2016 US elections.
“The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t, or why it wouldn’t be Russia,’ instead of ‘why it would.’ So you can put that in,” Trump was quoted as saying in a The Guardian report.
Both heads of state, Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, were mum on the controversial vote row during the former’s state visit. In a speech, Trump said that while he accepts the intelligence community’s conclusion, “It could be other people also. There’s a lot of people out there.”
For undermining the US intelligence community, CIA official John Brennan said Trump’s press conference rose and exceeded the “threshold of high crimes and misdeameanors.”
“It was nothing short of treasonous,” Brennan said, adding that “not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”
The Atlantic report that Trump’s comments “were so different as to make it seem like they came from two different people.”
“On point after point, Trump contradicted not only his remarks on Monday, but months of previous ones. These are not simple corrections of minor details. Faced with two such different Trumps, voters are left with no idea what the president really thinks or believes,” the report added.
Trump said in a report that the ties between Russia and the US “are improving” but there remains “no collusion.”
The US president’s visit to Russia came just after his recently-concluded visit in UK, where he was met with protest, with more than 250,000 people who gathered to decry his infamous immigration policies, mysogynistic statements, among others.
A report read, “this open, partisan, US intervention in British politics is unprecedented, going well beyond President Ronald Reagan’s political flirtation with Margaret Thatcher or President Bill Clinton’s friendship with Tony Blair. Mr Trump is supporting not the elected British leader but rather her internal party rivals as well as an extra-parliamentary racist fringe that has very little support in Britain but that matters to US alt-right activists, the core of Trump’s base.”