President Trump, Russian President Putin Hold Joint News Conference Following Summit

John McCain, which said "the damage inflicted by President Trump... is hard to calculate", Colbert took his best shot at the math, whipping out an actual calculator and punching in Trump's "egotism, plus naiveté, times false equivalence".

"There are a lot of us who fully understand what happened in 2016 and it really better not happen again in 2018", McConnell said.

"No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant".

Said Cobb: "Trump has unconscionably turned a blind eye to some of the worst anti-LGBTQ atrocities in a generation, including monstrous attacks on gay and bisexual men in Chechnya".

The morning after in the United Kingdom, the Daily Mirror tabloid newspaper ran coverage of the summit on its front page, labeling Trump "Putin's poodle" and quoting former CIA Director and career intelligence officer John Brennan who described the US President's performance as "nothing short of treasonous".

Coats added that Russian Federation remains behind "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy".

"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy", he said.

Just hours before his meeting with Putin, Trump blamed "many years of USA foolishness and stupidity", in reference to previous administrations, and the ongoing Russian Federation probe for the bad state of bilateral relations.

'My people came to me - Dan Coats came to me and some others - they said they think it's Russian Federation, ' the president said of his director of national intelligence.

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The summit, which is being closely watched around the world, was not the first time Mr Trump and Mr Putin have held talks. Trump leaned forward in his chair, his hands tented in front of him and frequently glanced over at the Russian president.

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Republican Sen. John McCain also labeled Trump's press conference 'one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in history, ' and House speaker Paul Ryan said, 'Russia is not our ally'.

"There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russian Federation, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals", he said. "He just said it's not Russia", Trump said.

What did he say at the summit with Putin?

Brennan tweeted: "Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin".

"He failed on all accounts".

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who chairs the House Oversight Committee, said Trump should demand that the dozen Russian officials as well as the 13 Russian nationals already indicted by Mueller be brought to the U.S.

"I've said this many times", Trump said, reading from a written statement.

In the Senate, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY called for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials to appear before Congress and tell exactly what happened during Trumps two-hour private session with Putin.

But is this proof that Trump is in Putin's pocket? In practice, the overwhelming majority of Democrats and close to 20 Republican senators would have to vote to convict President Trump, an equation that will barely change after the midterms because Republicans are expected to retain their majority in the upper chamber. John Cornyn of Texas, said sanctions may be preferable to a nonbinding resolution that amounts to "just some messaging exercise".

Most recently, it has been the allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential elections which put Mr Trump in office keeping the two countries from engaging in meaningful talks.

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