'Dumbest person on the planet': Trump slammed for claiming he 'misspoke' about trusting Putin over US intel
Donald Trump (AFP / Jim WATSON)

President Donald Trump is now claiming he "misspoke" during his Monday press conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a statement that made him appear to agree that the Kremlin did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

"At a White House pool spray before meeting with Republican members of Congress, the president suggested that he misspoke during his Monday press conference with Putin, in which he signed onto the Russian leader’s 'strong' claim that there was no election interference," Raw Story reported earlier Tuesday.

As the Los Angeles Times's Sarah Wire noted, Trump's insinuated that he believed Putin.

"I have President Putin; he just said it’s not Russia," Trump said in Finland on Monday. "I don’t see any reason why it would be."

Twitter, naturally, clamored to hold Trump's feet to the fire for such a serious apparent misstep.

"A man who unironically calls himself a 'very stable genius' claims it took him 30 hours to realize he said 'would' instead of 'wouldn't,'" Open Secrets' Robert Maguire joked.

"This man is the dumbest person on the planet," another user mused.

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