At a press conference during the US-Russia summit in Helsinki a short time ago, President Trump sided with Russia rather than US intelligence agencies on the question of whether Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. If you're not surprised, well, Jeff Flake is:
I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 16, 2018
Others are saying Trump has now crossed a new line, offering visual evidence of treason:
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018
"You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader certainly than I've ever seen." - Anderson Cooper on Trump-Putin summit pic.twitter.com/xHbmAZl0y3
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 16, 2018
Trump crossed a frightening line today.
One so problematic that conservative news hosts, having not yet received talking points, called it “disgusting” on the fly.
Watch this. https://t.co/gJzmCZXsEq
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 16, 2018
Again, that's Fox News calling the president's performance "disgusting." In a presidency full of days that seemed like they would and should be presidency-ending, maybe this is the one?