Schumer Remarks On President Trump’s Attempt To Backtrack His Denial Of Russian Meddling

July 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today responded to President Trump’s attempt to backtrack his denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

“President Trump tried to squirm away from what he said yesterday. It’s twenty-four hours too late and in the wrong place. If the president can’t say directly to President Putin that he is wrong and we are right and our intelligence agencies are right, it’s ineffective, and worse, another sign of weakness. It tells President Putin ‘continue to take advantage of Donald Trump’ because he doesn’t have the courage, the strength, maybe not even the conviction to say to Putin’s face what he tried to say a few minutes ago.”