WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks

17Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON  — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended.

On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to suggest he does believe Moscow meddled despite having expressed the contrary view a day earlier. And Trump repeated a “because of me” boast from last week’s NATO summit, tweeting that he alone is responsible for an increase in military spending, which is not true.

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