Trump had congratulated Putin on Russia's successful hosting of the competition, which came to a climax on Sunday a day before the Helsinki summit. "I think we're all to blame", the president, standing next to Putin, said during the news conference.
The usual suspects had torn into the president for complimenting Putin and siding against US intelligence officers in their assessment that the Kremlin ordered the 2016 election disruption. In connection with the investigation, which has been going on for more than a year, charges have been brought against several Russian citizens, as well as against five Americans and one Dutch national.
Mr Gingrich called the president's comments "the most serious mistake of his presidency" while Mr Corker said the remarks made the United States "look like a pushover". Moscow has also been refuting these allegations.
Perhaps as a repsonse to his critics, Trump later in the day tweeted that he has great confidence in his intelligence people, but "to build a brighter future we can not exclusively focus on the past".
A wide array of Republican and Democratic lawmakers condemned Trump's position, calling it embarrassing, a disgrace and shameful.
He tweeted: "President Trump's decision to side with Putin over American intelligence agencies is disgraceful and detrimental to our democratic principles". "Putin insists that the Russian government has nothing to do with meddling in our elections".
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And thus far the only figure in the administration to contradict Mr Trump has been Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats . Asked if there was anything he thinks Russian Federation should take responsibility for, Trump said: 'We're all to blame'.
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Croatia will be hoping to avoid that fate when they take on France in Moscow on Sunday. Mandzukic's scored at 109th-minute that sent his country to the final.
While many USA officials are blasting Trump's performance, Trudeau wouldn't comment, and instead repeated his condemnation of Putin and Russian Federation.
"In the last few years alone, Russian Federation meddled in our presidential campaign, violated arms-control treaties with the United States, invaded Ukraine, assassinated political opponents in the United Kingdom, made common cause with Iran in propping up Bashar al-Assad's outlaw regime in Syria, and cheated not only in the Olympics, but even in the Paralympics", Cotton said.
'On the world's stage, in front of the entire globe, the President of the United States essentially capitulated and seems intimidated by Vladimir Putin.
On Tuesday, Trump appeared to walk back some of his comments in Finland, saying that he had full faith in the US intelligence community shortly after tweeting that while he had a good meeting last week with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, "I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation".
In another Twitter comment Tuesday, Trump said, "Thank you @RandPaul, you really get it!"
In a joint press conference following the talks, Trump expressed confidence that they can work together to denuclearize North Korea.
"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation'".