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Jul 16, 2018 14 tweets 6 min read
A number of US lawmakers across the aisle quickly criticizing @POTUS remarks in Helsinki, as well as former top level American intelligence officials and diplomats.
#TrumpPutinSummit "news conference was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory," says @SenJohnMcCain.
"The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake," adds @SenJohnMcCain in statement.
US national security team that accompanied @POTUS here to Helsinki should immediately testify before Congress, says @SenSchumer.
React from a Democrat on the Senate's foreign relations committee:
And this just tweeted by @POTUS on Air Force One:
From a @GOP senator on the armed services committee:
From @GOP congresswoman who is a member of the House armed services committee and daughter of ex-VP Dick Cheney:
From former House Speaker @newtgingrich (whose wife was appointed by @realDonaldTrump as US Ambassador to the Holy See):
My colleague @MBowmanVOA has a wrap-up of the Capitol Hill reaction to the #TrumpPutinSummit news conference: voanews.com/a/us-political…
A former US defense secretary, Ash Carter, says: “I never saw or imagined so uneven a handover of American security interests and principles with nothing in return...It was like watching the destruction of a cathedral.”

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