Trump calls Russian leader's denial of election meddling 'very powerful' then ranted about American politics, Hillary's emails and his own victory.
About the election meddling: Putin said he wanted Trump to win and that was the end of that.
Trump said they would talk about a range of subjects, listing trade, the military, nuclear weapons and China. But, at least in his public remarks, he mentioned none of the issues which have lately brought US-Russian relations to their lowest point since the Cold War. These include Moscow's annexation of Ukraine, its support for Bashar al-Assad, accusations the Kremlin poisoned a spy in England and meddled in US elections.
It was the Vladimir Putin show in Helsinki. One wonders why Donald Trump even bothered to show up!
Putin will be laughing all the way back to the Kremlin. Trump’s so-called show down with Putin was as laughable as Barack Obama’s “Red Line” in Syria a few years ago.