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Donald Trump's telling reaction to reporter's question on his Brexit comments

Donald Trump's telling reaction to reporter's question on his Brexit comments

"We'll be talking to President Putin about a number of things: Ukraine".

On Friday's show, Fox News Contributor Charles Hurt joined Tom Shillue to react to the breaking news. Trump said of May's plan for a "soft Brexit" as opposed to a hard break from the European Union: "I don't know if that's what they voted for".

Trump's remarks about Merkel drew a rare, pointed rebuke from the chancellor, whose relationship with Trump has been strained from the start, as well as from the House and Senate Democratic leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

"Mr. President, as today's indictments reaffirm, election interference is not a question to be asked of Vladimir Putin, but a statement to be made to Vladimir Putin: You interfered in our elections", Flake said on Twitter. You might get a "not good" out of him in passing but I can't recall one public moment of genuine annoyance by the Great Nationalist, the crusading defender of American sovereignty, at a foreign power for violating that sovereignty by screwing around in an election campaign.

Reversing the harsh criticisms he has leveled at NATO, President Trump says the alliance is very strong - in part because of promises from America's allies to boost their military budgets to 2 percent of their gross domestic product.

The White House is stressing that the new indictment against 12 Russian military intelligence officers contains no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the Trump campaign or that the hacking the Russians are accused of conducting affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. "As you know I am meeting with Putin", he added.

Rosenstein said he had briefed Trump about the allegations earlier this week and said the timing of the announcement was a coincidence. More likely we're going to hear stuff like "Thank God the United States has never interfered with elections" from him to minimize the gravity of what Moscow did.

Trump claimed member nations had agreed to significantly boost their defense budgets and reaffirmed - after days of griping that the US was being taken advantage of by its allies - that the USA remains faithful to the accord. After meeting with the Russian leader in November 2017, Trump said of Russia's meddling, "Every time he sees me he says, 'I didn't do that, ' and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it".

"Putin dispatched Russian special forces to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in February 2014, after protesters in Kyiv forced the downfall of corrupt Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, a Kremlin client".

Ahead of the Finland meeting, Trump upended a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels this week by demanding that America's closest allies more rapidly increase their defense spending. "Putin is not a friend of democracy".

It might also be a rare accomplishment for two nations at odds over charges Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, which have triggered USA sanctions, and their involvement on opposite sides of the Syrian civil war.

"If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should not move forward", he added.

"It will be over a relatively short period of years", Trump said.

Warner went on to urge the Trump administration to stop calling the Mueller probe a "witch hunt".

"These indictments are further proof of what everyone but the president seems to understand: President Putin is an adversary who interfered in our elections to help President Trump win".

Other Democratic members of Congress, including Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen.


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