Trump takes U-turn, blames Putin for 2016 US poll meddling

Updated:4 months, 3 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Jul 19 (ANI): Taking a complete U-turn on election meddling, United States President Donald Trump on Thursday blamed his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for Moscow's alleged attempts in interfering in the 2016 US presidential election. In a CBS interview with anchor Jeff Glor, Trump said that he held Putin "personally responsible" for the election interference. He acknowledged the assessments made by US intelligence agencies, which held Russia responsible for meddling in the presidential election. Trump, meanwhile, lamented that there was no media coverage during his one-on-one talks with Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki that lasted over two hours. Before the interview, Trump had coined a diagnosis for his critics of the summit with Putin - "Trump Derangement Syndrome."

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