Trump Says ‘Higher Ends’ of Intel Loved His Presser, ‘Haters’ Wanted Boxing Match With Putin

On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump again praised his own press conference and dismissed criticism, saying in an early morning tweet that people loved it and haters hated it. The 5:53 a.m. tweet kept the focus on the presser, only briefly mentioning the actual meeting between himself and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Despite the minor walkback and supposed correction the president read off a piece of paper on Tuesday, his off-the-cuff remarks and tweeting are clear that he believes that the press conference itself was successful and that he did a great job during it. Continue reading "Trump Says ‘Higher Ends’ of Intel Loved His Presser, ‘Haters’ Wanted Boxing Match With Putin"

Kimmel Rips ‘Liar’ Trump Over ‘Wouldn’t’ Clarification: It Was a ‘Tiny Little Slip-Up, Even Smaller Than His Fists’

On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel blasted President Donald Trump for his “clarification ceremony” that backpedaled remarks made at Monday’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kimmel began by calling Trump a “liar” for trying to walk back “what the Helsinki was going through his cotton candy-colored head” when he “took sides with Russia” over the US intel agencies about the meddling in the 2016 election. “Now he’s saying it’s a tiny little slip-up, even smaller than his fists,” Kimmel told his audience. The late night talk show host wanted to know “which genius” on Trump’s team came up with the idea of Trump clarifying that he meant to say “wouldn’t” instead of “would,” which completely reverses his rhetoric that suggested he believed Putin when he denied that his country was responsible for the election meddling. His guess was First Lady Melania Trump since “she hates him the most.” Continue reading "Kimmel Rips ‘Liar’ Trump Over ‘Wouldn’t’ Clarification: It Was a ‘Tiny Little Slip-Up, Even Smaller Than His Fists’"

Fmr CIA Director Panetta: The Way Trump Behaves, It’s a ‘Clear Signal That The Russians Have Something On Him’

On Tuesday night, former CIA Director Leon Panetta weighed in on President Donald Trump‘s remarks he made at the Helsinki summit alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. Panetta began by expressing skepticism of Trump’s clarification that he “misspoke” at his press conference where he appeared to take Putin’s word over the US intel agencies on whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election, saying it was “pretty clear” that Trump was saying what he thought in Helsinki and that the “damage has been done” that he “hasn’t repaired the damage” despite his correction. He told MSNBC anchor Brian Williams that he thought Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Putin, our “primary adversary,” sets a “terrible precedent” for the presidency and believed the president is “going to pay for it” down the road. “This is about the truth. And presidents who underestimate the American people and think that they can tell them whatever they Continue reading "Fmr CIA Director Panetta: The Way Trump Behaves, It’s a ‘Clear Signal That The Russians Have Something On Him’"