Jul 18, 2018 - World

Trump blames the “haters” for outcry over Helsinki press conference

President Trump doubled down Wednesday on his comments at his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying "many people at the higher ends of intelligence" loved it.

"So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki. Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting. We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match. Big results will come!"

Why it matters: This comes less than 24 hours after Trump claimed he misspoke in his comments, using "would" instead of "wouldn't."

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