The internet gasps at Trump’s ‘appeasement’ of Putin’s election interference: 'This president is completely owned'
President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump has again accepted Russian president Vladimir Putin's denials of election interference -- and social media users responded with shock and outrage.

Putin insisted after a two-hour private meeting with Trump that he did not order election hacks, despite the findings of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the indictment last week of 12 Russian intelligence officials.

Trump praised Putin as a "good competitor" and criticized Democrats and the media for alleging collusion between his campaign and Russia, and Twitter users were astonished at the display.