Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday that they should ignore what President Donald Trump said on Monday during his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin and should instead focus on what he read from a piece of paper on Tuesday.
On Monday, Trump refused to say whether he believed his own intelligence agencies’ assertions that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, even as he said that Putin seemed very credible when he denied Russia had any involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
On Tuesday, Trump read a scripted walk-back in which he said he accepted the intelligence agencies’ findings, although he added that there could have been other actors besides Russia interfering as well.
On Wednesday, however, Trump was back to attacking critics of his meeting with Putin — and he said that he and Putin “got along well.”
While appearing on Fox, Conway urged viewers to simply focus on Trump’s scripted statements about the meeting.
“People should look at what the president said yesterday,” she insisted. “He stands with intelligence, he accepts the finding, he knows that Russia meddled in the election. But let’s make very clear — did it impact a single vote? No.”
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.@KellyannePolls: “People should look at what the president said yesterday that he stands with intelligence, he accepts the finding, he knows that Russia meddled in the election.” @foxandfriends pic.twitter.com/6YNt5WTgfo
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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East
The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.
Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.
The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.
‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’
The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."
Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.
"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"
"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.
‘Brett Kavanaugh’s penis is back in the news’: Bill Maher breaks down the latest Supreme Court scandal
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher broke down the latest scandal facing the United States Supreme Court.
"Brett Kavanaugh's penis is back in the news," Maher said. "The New York Times kind of tripped over his dick on this one."
Maher suggested the report reflects poorly on Kavanaugh's manhood.
"The problem is the woman, the victim, has no recollection of it happening -- which isn't really a ringing endorsement of his penis," Maher said.