Trump’s new version focuses on a tough stance

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AP: President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticised meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements.

His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump said he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday’s summit to stay out of America’s elections “and that’s the way it’s going to be.”

BBC: The White House has insisted it believes Russia still poses a threat to the US amid confusion over comments made by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump appeared to disagree with US intelligence when he responded “no” to a question about whether Russia was still targeting American elections.

Later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr Trump was saying “no” to answering more questions. It comes amid a flurry of criticism over his recent comments about Russia.

“The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russia is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past,” Mrs Sanders said at a news briefing on Wednesday.


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