A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking to Twitter early Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended anew his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit, promising “big results” from better relations with Russia and hitting back at “haters.”
Trump made no mention of his having walked back comments that called into question U.S. intelligence findings of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Those comments, delivered alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit press conference Monday, had prompted blistering, bipartisan criticism at home.
“So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki,” Trump tweeted...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.