Trump blames 'double negative' for furor over Putin meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blame it on that pesky double negative.
After 27 hours of near-universal condemnation, President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday he simply misspoke in Helsinki when he said, "I don't see any reason why it would" be Russia that interfered in the U.S. election.
"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' Sort of a double negative," Trump said.
But even as Trump said he accepted U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russia was behind the election hacking, he added, as he has before: "It could be other people... read more