Trump on Twitter (July 16): NATO, Russian Meddling

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

U.S. lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak,’ ‘cowardly’ in summit with Putin

Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two presidents of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint press conference.

Trump, after Helsinki summit, says he has confidence in U.S. intelligence

U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a barrage of criticism for his comments during a news conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisted in a post on Twitter on Monday that he has “GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people.”

U.S. lawmakers call Trump ‘weak’ in summit with Russia’s Putin

U.S. lawmakers from both parties on Monday criticized President Donald Trump for failing to issue a stern warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in American elections, calling Trump’s message to Putin weak and a missed opportunity.

Trump sees no reason to believe Russia behind election meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump emerged from a meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday saying he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and the Russian leader “was extremely strong and powerful” in denying it.

Trump says one-on-one meeting with Putin a ‘good start’

U.S. President Donald Trump described his one-on-one meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a “good start” on Monday.

Face-to-face meeting between Putin and Trump ends: Interfax

A face-to-face meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki has ended, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

Putin to Trump: it’s time to talk about our relations

Russia’s Vladimir Putin told U.S. President Donald Trump at the start of their summit in Helsinki that it was time to talk about relations between Moscow and Washington.