President Trump defended his performance at his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in a series of Wednesday morning tweets, one of which called those who criticize him victims of the "Trump Derangement Syndrome."
"Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!"
The backdrop: Trump's refusal to unequivocally acknowledge the American intelligence community's conclusion on Russian election meddling drew sharp criticism from the right and the left on Monday. He partially walked back his Helsinki comments Tuesday.