Amidst a huge media backlash and public outcry, Donald Trump has said he misspoke during the joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland the other day. In a rare occurrence, President Trump also stuck almost entirely to the script ahead of him, causing many to speculate the White House is doing some ‘damage control’.
“I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t, the sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.'” – he told reporters regarding the possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Elections. He, however, maintained that he had won the presidential election without any collusion. The election and he is currently being investigated for possible collusion by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Politicians, U.S public, and the media were disappointed President Trump failed to question Russian president Vladimir Putin regarding the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections. Their meet came days after Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers accusing them of hacking into U.S. computers.
When asked by the press during their joint press conference, President Trump refused to say he believed US intelligence agencies, instead said, he believed President Putin and that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections.