President Donald Trump is back to referring to the Russian Federation commotion as "a big hoax". "The Democrats want to try to find that one drop of blood in the water so that they can focus on Russian Federation, their favorite subject".
The protests started Monday when protesters described their actions as "greeting" Trump on his return from Helsinki, where he met with Vladimir Putin behind closed doors.
Trump fired off a defense of his performance while attacking the media who covered it as the ABC poll showed 50 per cent of Americans disapproved of his conduct at the summit, where he expressed support for Putin's "powerful" denial of election hacking despite the conclusions of USA intelligence. "We merely talked about future benefits for both countries".
Trump's tweets on Thursday come as he has alternated between trying to quell a political uproar over his comments in Helsinki - he refused to back the U.S. intelligence community's assessment of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election during a joint news conference with Putin, instead touting Putin's strong denials - and his desire to not back down or apologize over his performance.
Instead, Trump has used his clean-up remarks to again insist that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Moscow, while also insisting that it "could be other people also" who interfered in the 2016 election.
For his part, Barletta said in a statement released by his campaign that he, too, agrees with US intelligence agencies, and that he will "continue to do everything I can" to prevent Russian Federation from doing so again.
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The man he is trying to unseat in November's election, two-term Democratic U.S. Sen. "I think he's said it about 1,000 times". Half of the poll was conducted before and the day of Trump's infamous joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki and half was conducted the day after. A 74 percent majority of Republicans say American leadership has "gotten stronger" under Trump, up from 53 percent last November and 61 percent last July.
Toomey also aggressively attacked Putin, calling him a "bad actor" who should be treated as an worldwide pariah.
Trump sat down for a summit in Singapore last month with North Korean President Kim Jong Un and the two leaders committed to working toward the denuclearization of the peninsula.
A small portion of Trump's support continues to come from Democrats, with nine percent approving of him.
As Trump flip flops between agreeing that there was Russian interference in elections and saying that it's untrue, the White House scrambles to explain.