President Trump, Russia, Vladimir Putin discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
A rare bipartisan rebuke of. President Trump this week but how long will it last some GOP lawmakers have already come. Out in support of Mr. Trump's clarification of remarks in Helsinki and with the midterm elections and a supreme court confirmation coming up the heat on, the White House from the. Republicans could be short lived more on that now from Caitlin Huey burns national political reporter at real clear politics Caitlyn you write, that the current GOP heat on. President Trump might not last tell, us what you found there is this question about whether the heat that Republican lawmakers are placing on the president after that press conference with Vladimir Putin whether that heat. Will actually linger and if past is prologue it it's uncertain and pretty much unlikely that. It actually will remember when Republican piled on Trump after his comments after racial violence in Charlottesville and a. Number of other issues the eventually kind of moved on and came back into the fold as the, news cycle Don in talking to Republican strategists and in looking at some of the statements made from Republicans there is some type. Of air of inevitability quite frankly that there won't be many political consequences at this point For the president, so, you mentioned, this a little bit earlier but, it seems like the last time President Trump received this much, of a blowback from both sides of the aisle was, in the aftermath of the deadly Charlottesville demonstrations last summer I guess are there parallels to be drawn between the two incidents in terms of how much of law long lasting damage could be done to, Trump, politically here Sure well one of the similarities I would say this the way in which the president talked about both sides of the issue when most Americans you know had made or believe that there. Aren't two sides to the issue as pretended Charlottesville and also as it pertained to whether you should believe the US intelligence community. Or that of Vladimir Putin's Russia and so that the parallels are certainly clear in terms, of the actual substance of the comments. And the actual responses from lawmakers but I will say today that you know there are. Republican lawmakers on the house side. At least coming to the president's defense and there's also the, question of what Republicans could actually do more than raise their concerns they have said called Ryan house speaker said they will continue to push for sanctions on Russia Oh they have issued sanctions on Russia but beyond that it's. Not quite, clear. What. Republicans can, actually do to. Sway. This, president or to do, more to stand up to him and speaking of Paul Ryan as you mentioned even saw him sort of downplay the effect, that Russia's meddling had on the twenty sixteen election just a day after speaking out loudly against Russia and contradicting Trump's assertion about the meddling Republicans are concerned that the president is is so focused. On himself and the way in which admitting Russian meddling but somehow also undermine a legitimacy of his election now the intelligence community. Has said that it's there's no, way of, knowing really the impact that the Russian meddling, had in terms of electing Trump and. Republicans are trying to get the president to kind of see beyond himself and I think. That's what you were seeing this. Speaker's comments, all right thanks Caitlin Caitlin burns national political reporter At real clear politics fourteen minutes..