President Donald Trump, accepting the findings of the US intelligence of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, said he misspoke on Monday during the press conference with his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin.
‘In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word `would` instead of `wouldn`t,’ said Trump. The sentence should have been: `I don`t see any reason why it wouldn`t be Russia,` " he said. ‘Sort of a double negative.’
The president said he reviewed a transcript of what he said and decided to clarify his comments.
Many believe that after drawing a barrage of criticism from everywhere, including his allies, Trump was forced to change his remarks about the Russians meddling in the 2016 election.
Because, since the joint press conference, Trump had been thriving in Twitter bragging about how successful and peaceful his meeting was with Putin. Trump tweeted, ‘The meeting between President Putin and myself was a great success, except in the Fake News Media!’