“I’m supposed to change my opinion about a President that's doing all kinds of amazingly positive things because of a one-hour press conference?”— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) July 18, 2018
Supporters of President @realDonaldTrump in Michigan defend his performance in Helsinki alongside President Putin pic.twitter.com/qHajTTfL90
"My people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others, they said they think it's Russia. I have President Putin; he just said it's not Russia. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be."But since the summit Trump has walked back his comments to clarify — he simply misspoke. Or at least, that's what he now claims:
"It should have been obvious — I thought it would be obvious — but I would like to clarify, just in case it wasn’t. In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word 'would' instead of 'wouldn’t.' The sentence should have been: I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t — or why it wouldn’t be Russia. So just to repeat it, I said the word 'would' instead of 'wouldn’t.'"For these Michigan Trumpers, perhaps they "wouldn't" be so quick to defend Trump if the President's own positioning wasn't still so ambiguous.
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