This came after Trump was broadly accused of siding with Putin over the USA intelligence community on the subject of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Trump and Putin had met twice previously but the Helsinki summit represented their most significant convocation to date, an encounter replete with non-verbal cues as two leaders known for their tough personas sized each other up once again.
Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "bizarre", "shameful" and a "missed opportunity" to stand up to Russia. Those agents broke into Democratic Party email servers, stole tens of thousands of messages, and leaked them on Russian-controlled web sites.
Trudeau says Canada remains strongly opposed to a host of Russian actions under Putin's watch, including the annexation of Crimea, its support for Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad and rebels in eastern Ukraine, and its use of chemical weapons in Britain.
In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace, Putin dismisses claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election, says Russia would react negatively to the expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, blames terrorists for civilian casualties in Syria.
On Monday, Trump rebuked the U.S. intelligence community by declining to endorse the government's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 president election.
The only points of disagreement came when Putin gently chided Trump for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and when the Russian leader, not Trump himself, explained the US position on Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Putin did suggest he might be willing to merge the Astana talks - Iran, Russia, and Syria - with the so-called small group - France, Britain, Germany, Jordan, the United States and Saudi Arabia - something that the French president, Emmanuel Macron, has sought for more than a year. But Trump's hold on the GOP is being put to the test by his willingness to align with Putin, a leader whom Republicans routinely describe as an enemy of the United States.
"We haven't seen an American so owned by a Russian since 'Rocky IV, '" Jimmy Kimmel said on his ABC show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". Trump also blamed American "foolishness and stupidity" for the poor state of U.S. -Russia relations, returning to themes he has repeated at political rallies around the United States. "Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S. -Russia relationship back to normal".
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has bristled with Trump, said he "did not think this was a good moment for our country".
"It's a sad thing", Trump continued.
In a series of tweets Monday, Trump complained about the FBI investigation and faulted President Barack Obama for not stopping Russian attempts to meddle in the vote. "This was a very good day for President Putin".
U.S. intelligence officers concluded, in 2016, that Russian Federation authorised cyber attacks and fake news stories on social media which aimed to increase the chances of Mr Trump getting elected. "'You know, in America we call the loo a toilet'". "Seriously, what does Putin have on Trump that's he's so afraid?"
She said China welcomed the meeting between the heads of state of Russian Federation and the United States. That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence. "But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake". "The United States must be focused on holding Russian Federation accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy". Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin.