Twenty-four hours after saying he did not have faith in his U.S. intel agencies and instead believed the “very strong and powerful” words of the strongman standing next to him in Helsinki who orchestrated Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump announced today is Opposite Day.
“In a key sentence in my remarks, I said ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.’ The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ You can put that in,” Trump instructed reporters at the White House. “I think that probably clarifies it.”
FYI, what Trump said in Helsinki: “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. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”
One day later, he insisted, reading from a script, “I have full faith and support for America’s great intelligence agencies. I always have,” Trump said, re-writing history.
“I felt very strongly that, while Russia’s actions had no impact on the outcome of the election let me be totally clear in saying and said many times I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russian meddling in the 2016 election took place.”
And then, because Trump was not buying any of this script he was reading, he added, extemporaneously: “It could be other people also. There are a lot of people out there. There was no collusion at all.”
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