I knew it wouldn't be long before I found a use for that new gif.
Trump says he meant to say the exact opposite of what he said about Russia’s election meddling
When he was onstage beside Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, Trump said about election meddling, “I have President Putin. He just said it's not Russia. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be. So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”
But after major backlash, Trump told reporters Tuesday that he has full confidence in the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that the Russians did, in fact, meddle in the election. Trump said he was originally flummoxed by the press’ reaction to his comments, and that when he requested a transcript, he realized he’d made a critical mistake.
“I realize that there is a need for some clarification,” Trump said. “In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.'"
A mistake in one very key word doesn't explain the rest of what he said. You know, "So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today."
The key word there being BUT, and also finding any excuse to call Putin "strong and powerful."
And, you know. Everything else he's said. All the other times he's licked Putin's asshole.
So when is his treason trial already?