By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: July 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm | UPDATED: July 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm By John Wagner | Washington Post President Donald Trump sparked a new uproar over his outreach toward Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday by appearing to suggest that Russia is no longer targeting U.S. elections – prompting the White House to assert hours later that Trump’s words had been misconstrued. At the start of a Cabinet meeting at the White House, a reporter asked, “Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?” “Thank you very much. No,” Trump responded, shaking his head. “No? You don’t believe that to be the case?” “No,” Trump repeated before the questioner concluded. He went on to claim that no president has been tougher on Russia than him. “I think President Putin knows that better than anybody, certainly a lot better than the media.” Trump told reporters. Several hours later, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump was saying “no” to whether he would take further questions from reporters – not to whether he believed Russia continued to target the U.S. with hostile actions.“The president said, ‘Thank you very much,’ and was saying ‘no’… Read full this story
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