United States President Donald Trump
United States President Donald Trump

Summit critics suffer from 'Trump Derangement Syndrome', says Trump

ANI | Updated: Jul 19, 2018 03:58 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 19 (ANI): After facing massive flak for his comments during a recent press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, United States President Donald Trump has now coined a diagnosis for his critics - "Trump Derangement Syndrome."
Taking to his Twitter handle, Trump wrote, "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!"

On Monday, Trump endorsed Putin's stance on Russia's non-involvement in the 2016 US presidential election, insisting that he ran a clean campaign.
Addressing a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki after their summit, Trump had said that there was "zero collusion" and that he ran a "clean campaign."
The US President had also mentioned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign was "a disaster for our country," while also saying that it had negatively impacted US-Russia relations.
Trump drew flak for his comments during the conference with Putin, with former Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel saying that Trump had "failed America today."
"I would not have said it the way John (Brennan) said it. John can say it the way he wants to say it. But as to impeachment, we'll see how this plays out. That's a congressional responsibility and the Congress must do what they think is in the best interest of this country," Hagel was quoted by CNN saying.
While former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had branded the news conference as "truly unbelievable," former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan had called Trump's comments as "nothing short of treasonous."
Meanwhile, Terminator' star Arnold Schwarzenegger termed the press conference of Trump and Putin as "embarrassing" and said that the US pacted like a "fanboy" of the Russian leader.
In a 45-second video which went viral on social media, 70-year-old Schwarzenegger said, "You stood like a little-wet noodle. You stood like a little fanboy. I was asking myself when you are going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie or something like that." (ANI)