The Washington Post reports:
President Trump, who has been under fire for not aggressively confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over election interference, said Russia is no longer targeting the United States. “Thank you very much, no,” Trump said in response to a question about whether Russia is still targeting the United States.
Last week, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats said that Russia and other countries are continuing to target American businesses, the government and other institutions and that “the warning lights are blinking red.”
Dear @realDonaldTrump: I am not a stable genius, but even I know that you forgot to put in the word “Russian” before “people” in your statement below.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 18, 2018
BREAKING: Trump just claimed that Russia is no longer targeting the US.
FACT: Russia continues to target the US election system according to Trump’s own Intel agencies.
It took exactly 22 hours for Trump to backpedal on his backpedal.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 18, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) July 18, 2018
— David Muir (@DavidMuir) July 18, 2018