President Trump, who has been under fire for not aggressively confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over election interference, said Russia is no longer targeting the United States. Last week, the director of national intelligence said that Russia and other countries are continuing to target American businesses, the government and other institutions and that "the warning lights are blinking red."
As President Trump pulled back on a statement from his news conference with Vladimir Putin, his unscripted aside and what appeared to be handwritten notes were reminiscent of other signals that he has inserted into apologies to remind his followers that he will never be the kind of politician who is managed by staffers.
Longtime Washingtonians hoped the former president and first lady would become unofficial ambassadors for the nation’s capital, embracing their adopted city. Instead, they’ve embraced their new lives as private citizens, emphasis on “private.”