Washington D. C. [USA], July 18 (NT): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday stated that the Helsinki summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin was "even better" than Trump meeting with NATO associates earlier this month.
Trump wrote on his official Twitter handle, "While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia. Sadly, it is not being reported that way - the Fake News is going Crazy!"
In another tweet, he wrote that US' NATO allies had increased their military spending only because of him, citing that it used to be "weak", but now it was "strong again".
" I had a great meeting with NATO. They have paid $33 Billion more and will pay hundreds of Billions of Dollars more in the future, only because of me. NATO was weak, but now it is strong again (bad for Russia). The media only says I was rude to leaders, never mentions the money!" Trump asserted.
The tweets come in the wake of the massive backlash Trump faced for his siding with Putin during Monday's joint presser at the Finnish Presidential Palace, where Trump endorsed Putin's stance on Russia's non-involvement in the 2016 US Presidential election.
He also time after time brought up the Democratic National Committee's email server and Hillary Clinton's emails, when questioned if he would rather trust his Russian counterpart Putin or almost all the US Intelligence agencies, who said that Russia did, in fact, put the oar in the 2016 polls.
I response, former CIA Director John Brennan had said that Trump's comments were "nothing short of treasonous."
Earlier former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel criticized the Trump-Putin summit and said that Trump had "failed America today."