Trump calls it 'fake news' that Helsinki summit with Putin wasn't perfect -- then tries to change the subject
Donald Trump during CNN debate (Photo: Screen capture via video)

President Donald Trump was admonished by military leaders, elected officials, foreign officials and even Republicans for his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday.


The event went so badly that Trump was forced out in front of cameras to run back his comments Tuesday, which he then negated by repeating the same statements made Monday. But that didn't stop him from claiming victory and calling any other interpretation "fake news."

"The meeting between President Putin and myself was a great success, except in the Fake News Media!" he tweeted.

He then tried to change the subject to blame Democrats for being soft on national security. Democrats are demanding a hearing with the translator in the room for the meeting between Trump and Putin, fearful the president revealed national intelligence.

"The Democrats want to abolish ICE, which will mean more crime in our country. I want to give ICE a big cheer! Vote Republican in November," he tweeted.