Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Republicans Call Trump Summit Remarks ‘Shameful’ and ‘Bizarre’

  • Ryan says Trump must realize that ‘Russia is not our ally’
  • Trump suggests he equally trusts U.S. intelligence and Putin
Video player cover image
Trump and Putin Deny Russia Meddling, Collusion(Source: Bloomberg)
Updated on

A growing number of Republican lawmakers harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s performance at a Monday news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying that Russia must be held accountable for meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump’s strongest GOP critics were those who have faulted the president in the past. A handful of Republicans defended the president’s remarks, made after the two leaders met in Helsinki.