President Donald Trump defended his press conference with Russian Vladimir Putin on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s show.
Trump made no mention of misspeaking on July 16 as he did on July 17, even though Carlson gave him a chance to correct his statement:
The reaction to your press conference in Washington was swift and intense, former CIA director John Brennan described as treasonous and a potentially impeachable defense. Why the push toward conflict with Russia in Washington on both sides?
Instead of correcting his statement, Trump unleashed an attack on Brennan:
I think John Brennan is a very bad guy, a lot of things happened under his watch, I think he’s a very bad person. I think if you watch Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, when you look at all the things that have happened, Comey, if you take a look at that and McCabe who’s got problems I assume — you look at the deception, the lies and what’s gone on in the last fairly long period of time.
Before I won. Long before I won, during the campaign. I guess probably during the Republican when I was fighting against 17 other Republicans — so this has been going on for a long time.
These are people that in my opinion are truly bad people. They are being exposed for what they are and it’s a shame that it has to happen but it’s really hurt our country.
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