President Donald Trump on Tuesday clarified several remarks he made during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Many reporters and commentators accused the Trump of “siding” with Putin over his intelligence agencies on the issue of Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. The president is now saying the misunderstanding came down to a one-word mistake he made while delivering his remarks.
"In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word 'would' instead of ‘wouldn’t,’" Trump said. “The sentence should've been: 'I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’”
During Trump’s press conference on Tuesday, the cameras zoomed in and revealed some notes that the president personally added to his prepared remarks with a pen.
“THERE WAS NO COLLUSION,” the president wrote.
Trump's joint press conference with Putin caused a total media meltdown.
An opinion article published by Politico argued Putin's "attack" on America is "our Pearl Harbor, our 9/11."
"This is our Pearl Harbor, our 9/11. In the past, we have risen to the defense of our values, our ideologies and our institutions," the article stated.
Former Watergate Prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks also claimed Trump's performance during the summit with Putin "will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht."
They just can't stop themselves from overreacting every time Trump opens his mouth.