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GOP Leaders Strongly Rebuke Trump on Helsinki Presser With Putin

It's one of the strongest Republican shows of opposition to Trump so far in the 18-plus months Trump has been president.

By NTK Staff | 07.17.2018 @9:00am
GOP Leaders Strongly Rebuke Trump on Helsinki Presser With Putin

Republican leaders almost unanimously rebuked President Trump, a member of their own party, on Monday following the president’s shocking press conference in Helsinki, Finland with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

At the presser, Trump took shocking positions on U.S.-Russia relations; most importantly, he agreed to side with Putin over his own intelligence agencies on the issue of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Almost immediately, top Republicans in the House and the Senate pushed back on Trump’s apparent embrace of Putin.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), a retiring senator who’s chair of the Foreign Relations committee, said Trump’s comments “made us look as a nation more like a pushover.”

And the last two GOP nominees for president used the same word: “disgraceful.”

Some outside of elected office had even stronger reactions, as NTK Network noted Monday.

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