During a press event on Tuesday, President Trump tried to walk back widely-criticized comments he made the day before during a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin about how he believes Putin’s denials of Russian election interference above the consensus conclusion of his own intelligence community.
There was a major problem with Trump’s attempt to walk his comments back, however. After he said that “I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place,” the president immediately indicated he was lying.
“It could be other people also,” Trump said. “There’s a lot of people out there.”