Trump Says He Misspoke
Facing criticism from all sides, President Donald Trump says he misspoke during his visit to Helsinki, Finland. Trump says he accepts the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The president said that after reading a transcript of his Helsinki comments, he realized he misspoke. Trump said, "The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russia" instead of "why it would."
"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place. Could be other people also. A lot of people out there. There was no collusion at all."
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump was trying to "squirm away" from his comments beside Russian President Vladimir Putin. Schumer added, "It's 24 hours too late and in the wrong place."
The two leaders held a press conference after their meeting Monday in Helsinki. Trump was asked whether he believe U.S. intelligence findings or Putin's denial of interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Dan Coats came to me and some others and 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 I really do want to see the server. But I have confidence in both parties."
The comment in Helsinki received sharp criticism from U.S. lawmakers and foreign leaders. But Trump continued to say that the media misrepresented his comments.
Early on Tuesday, the president tweeted, "While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia. Sadly, it is not being reported that way - the Fake News is going Crazy!"
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1.took place 举行；发生
Another dust-up took place in the teahouse.
2.press conference 新闻发布会
The press conference was broadcast live on Polish television.
3.instead of 代替；而不是
We are learning how to confront death instead of avoiding its reality.
4.presidential election 总统选举
A presidential election was scheduled for last December.
5.Facing criticism from all sides, President Donald Trump says he misspoke during his visit to Helsinki, Finland.
from all sides 从各个方面
The soldiers fought desperately, but the enemy closed in from all sides.
His plan is under assault from all sides.
6.But I have confidence in both parties."
have confidence in 对...有信心
I have confidence in the ability of the players.
Lao Zhang is very conscientious in doing his work, so his comrades all have confidence in him.
特朗普表示，看到有关他在赫尔辛基评论的文字记录后，他才意识到自己说错话。他说，“本来是要说‘我认为它（俄罗斯）没有理由不这样做’或者‘为什么不会是俄罗斯’ 而不是‘没有理由会这样做’” 。
“我认可我们情报机构的结论——俄罗斯干预了2016年大选。也可能还有其他人 。还有很多人 。根本不存在勾结 。”
参议院民主党领袖查克·舒默（Chuck Schumer）表示，特朗普试图回避他在俄罗斯总统弗拉基米尔·普京身边发表的言论。舒默还表示“特朗普的解释晚了24个小时，而且地点也不对 。”
“许多人来找我，（国家情报总监）丹·寇茨来找我，其他人也过来说，他们认为是俄罗斯干预了大选。我相信普京总统 。他刚才说了不是俄罗斯，我相信他 。我认为它（俄罗斯）没有理由这样做，但是我真的想看看服务器 。不过我对双方充满信心 。”