He calls it "Trump derangement syndrome".
"Yes, I wanted him to win because he spoke of normalization of Russian-U.S. ties", Putin said.
Standing alongside the Kremlin boss, Trump acknowledged that his intelligence chiefs believe Russian Federation hacked and leaked Democrats' emails containing politically damaging information about his rival Hillary Clinton.
He cited Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denials of such interference.
In all, Trump's remarks amounted to an unprecedented embrace of a man who for years has been isolated by the US and Western allies for actions in Ukraine, Syria and beyond.
His scepticism drew a quick formal statement - nearly a rebuttal - from Mr Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coats.
On Monday the United States and Russian presidents held almost two hours of one-on-one talks without their advisers in the Finnish capital Helsinki.
Amid a flood of criticism from members of both parties over his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump declined to reverse course Tuesday by instead highlighting the meeting as more productive than his gathering with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies days before.
The witch hunt he refers to is the allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential elections which put Mr Trump in office.
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Trump and Putin met on Monday in Helsinki for the 2018 Russia-United States Summit.
Trump did congratulate Putin on his victory, a source told CNN at the time.
Said Cobb: "Trump has unconscionably turned a blind eye to some of the worst anti-LGBTQ atrocities in a generation, including monstrous attacks on gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivete, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate".
The July 17th cover of The New York Daily News features a political cartoon titled "Open Treason", in which Donald Trump is executing Uncle Sam while holding Vladimir Putin's hand.
"We need our Republican colleagues to stand up for the good of this country", he said. On The Tonight Show, he added, "Putin said it went very well".
Corker said Trump seems to care more "about how a leader treats him personally" than pushing back against Russia's meddling in the election. (AAP) Malcolm Turnbull called Donald Trump a "patriot".
Noah played various news segments criticizing Trump's performance overseas, ending on one that called the press conference the "single most embarrassing performance by a USA president on the world stage".
Trump said he ran a clean campaign and beat Clinton soundly in 2016.
"Thanks to Robert Mueller's probe we know the names of the 12 people at least on the Russian side, who were part of the hacking into the election", said co-host Brian Kilmeade.
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Their ability to maintain possession and composure, even as a youthful team, is what has led them to this semi-final match. In a post, Poplar Police thanked the public for helping find one of the culprits, adding: "Now it's our turn".
Despite the USA intelligence community's position on this, Trump on Monday said he didn't see "any reason" why Russian Federation would interfere in the U.S. electoral process.
"There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russian Federation, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals", he said.
When asked whom he believes, USA intelligence agencies or Putin, Trump responded: "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". "It's nothing to be proud of for American democracy".
She accused Trump of not defending America, saying Trump's remarks represent "a sad diminishment of our great nation".
Aside from questions over the election, the United States and Russia remain far apart on major issues, such as the Syria conflict, Russia's annexation of Crimea, and the U.S. backing for the UK over the poisoning of a former Russian spy.
"Damn!" Noah said. "The most embarrassing performance by a USA president".
The Russian leader came away from the summit as the alpha male in the room, easily besting his American counterpart.
Standing beside Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Trump declined to criticize Russian Federation for meddling and said he doesn't see why Russian Federation would have done that.
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch's comments joined a flood of reactions to Monday's two-hour, one-on-one meeting between Putin and President Donald Trump in Helsinki, Finland.
John Sipher, former CIA Clandestine Service.
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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dived to his right and got a hand on a header from Martin Caceres, pushing it just wide of the goal. "We'd done all the hard work on the training pitch and we were able to execute when we were there", said defender John Stones.
"Yes I do. I hold both countries responsible".
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