CNN’s Jake Tapper was not buying President Donald Trump’s apology after he claimed he misspoke during his summit with Vladimir Putin.
During a meeting on Tuesday, President Trump said he got his words mixed up.
“I realize that there is a need for some clarification,” Trump said. “In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.’ I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place.”
Tapper said President Trump still doubts the intelligence community by asserting that other nations could have meddled in the elections.
“I want to play the sound of President Trump, saying that he misspoke because if you listen to the full statement, including what he ad-libs afterwards he very clearly still doubts the intelligence community’s assertion that it was Russia and Russia alone,” Tapper said.
“Could be other people also,” President Trump said.
Tapper continued: “Could be other people? Isn’t he contradicting the intelligence community in this statement in which he’s asserting he believes the intelligence community?” Tapper asked.