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‘That Was Strange’: Lights Dim As Trump Says He Has ‘Full Faith’ In US Intel

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The lights go out as President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Diane Black, R-Tn., right, speaks in the Cabinet room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) © Associated Press The lights go out as President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Diane Black, R-Tn., right, speaks in the Cabinet room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The lights dimmed in the White House Tuesday just as President Donald Trump said he had “full faith in our intelligence agencies.”

That sentiment, a reversal of the comments he made Monday while standing beside Russian President Vladimir Putin, was accompanied by an eerie blackout of the Cabinet Room.

“Woops, they just turned off the lights,” he said.

“That must be the intelligence agencies,” Trump added. “That was strange.”

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