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News: Top Stories shares definition of ‘traitor’ after Trump press conference with Putin

The Hill logo The Hill 7/16/2018 Justin Wise

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin are posing for a picture © Provided by The Hill The Twitter account for on Monday shared the definitions of "patriot" and "traitor" after President Trump concluded a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

"Patriot: A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion," the account tweeted, before contrasting the definition with, "Traitor: A person who commits treason by betraying his or her country."

The tweet came shortly after Trump and Putin wrapped up a joint press conference during which Trump attacked special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"The probe is a disaster for our country," Trump said. "There was no collusion at all. Everybody knows it."

On Friday, Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Democratic servers during the 2016 campaign.

Trump also said during the news conference that he doesn't see any reason why Russia would interfere in the U.S.'s presidential election, pointing to Putin's denials.

"He just said it's not Russia," Trump said. "I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be."

Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike blasted the president's performance, calling it "shameful" and a "disgrace."

In May, mocked Trump for misspelling "collusion" on Twitter.

"We have not found collussion either," tweeted. "We did, however, find collusion. #ItsInTheDictionary."


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