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Donald Trump's highly anticipated summit with Vladmir Putin in Helsinki didn't go quite to plan.
Unless he planned to be slated as "treasonous", "disgusting" and the man behind "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".
These comments come not just from anyone, but a former CIA director, a Republican strategist and a Republican senator, respectively.
This bipartisan, fierce condemnation of Trump follows his decision to back Russian denials over interference in the 2016 US election.
During an extraordinary joint press conference with Putin at the tail-end of the summit, he said he could think of "no reason" why Russia would be involved in the meddling.
But at least Trump achieved something: a temporary agreement across political parties, united in horror at the US president's words, and memes. Lots of memes.
Yup. https://t.co/h9Ycj6T6pG — James Gunn (@James Gunn)
Meanwhile in Helsinki #TreasonSummit @PGSittenfeld @CillizzaCNN @BenSasse https://t.co/ovZgTmaEmU — Mikey Dubs 🏳️⚧️ 🌈 (@Mikey Dubs 🏳️⚧️ 🌈)
I don't know why Trump went all the way to Helsinki to meet Putin when they could have just FaceTimed. https://t.co/Cq0MhglF26 — edgarwright (@edgarwright)
So it's America First... after the Kremlin?
#TrumpPutin — John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)
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Can an Article of Impeachment for treason just be a video of Trump's press conference with Putin? — Pé (@Pé)
Does Putin have incriminating video of Trump? Well, if he videoed that joint press conference the answer is - he does now. #TreasonSummit — michael sheen 💙 (@michael sheen 💙)
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