Trump Brings His Own Style to a Day of Damage Control in Britain

Trump Brings His Own Style to a Day of Damage Control in Britain

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“I don’t assume you’ll have any ‘Gee, I did it, you bought me,’ ” Mr. Trump stated, including that there wouldn't be a “Perry Mason second,” a reference to the previous tv courtroom drama. “I'll completely, firmly ask the query.”

Mr. Trump nonetheless made it clear on Friday that he thought-about the particular counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference, and whether or not his marketing campaign labored with Moscow within the effort, greater than something an obstacle to a hotter relationship that he was desperate to forge with Mr. Putin.

“We do have a political drawback the place, you realize, in the USA we now have this stupidity happening — pure stupidity,” Mr. Trump stated. “Something you do, it’s all the time going to be, ‘Oh, Russia, he loves Russia.’ I really like the USA, however I really like getting together with Russia. And China. And different nations.”

Mr. Trump was in a pugilistic temper in the course of the information convention, taking goal at reporters who inquired about whether or not his harsh remedy of NATO allies and criticism of Mrs. Might on her personal soil was a present to Mr. Putin.

“That’s such dishonesty reporting,” Mr. Trump stated. Later, he rebuffed a reporter for CNN, calling the community “pretend information,” and as an alternative calling on a consultant for Fox Information, his most popular outlet, saying, “Let’s go to an actual community.”

Whilst he tried to pivot away from his criticism of Mrs. Might, Mr. Trump did affirm maybe probably the most damaging aspect of the report in The Solar, which quoted him saying that the prime minister had rejected his recommendation about learn how to strategy Brexit and was subsequently headed down a harmful path. He stated he nonetheless believed Mrs. Might ought to comply with his recommendation.

However he additionally went out of his method to reward Mrs. Might. “I additionally stated this unimaginable lady proper right here is doing a incredible job,” Mr. Trump stated, turning to Mrs. Might. “A fantastic job, and I imply that.”

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