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RNC members weigh in on trump – Putin comments
Republican National Committee members say their priorities are economy, jobs.
AUSTIN, Texas – Republican National Committee members are unimpressed with President Trump summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is controversial, with the argument of the game not at the end of the party hurt in the midterm elections.
Although Trump’s comments, in Helsinki, have attracted cross-party criticism, RNC members at the summer meeting in Austin this week, the President said, the comments were not a point of conversation.
“It was not a topic of discussion, has always been really content, or any big discussion,” said Jonathan Barnett, national committeeman from Arkansas.
Republican National Committee members say they have not discussed the President’s comments about Russia, the beginning of this week.
“It is not a priority at the Moment. You know, people have heard about it. And, it’s just not a priority,” adds Ada Fisher, the national Committee woman from North Carolina.
The President was criticized partly for the show to Putin the word about US intelligence officials on election disorder.
“[Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats said, me and some others and said, do you think it is Russia. I have President Putin. He not only said, it is Russia. I say I see no reason why it would be,” the President said on Monday after the summit.
But he later said that he misspoke, and some Republicans stressed that the clarification.
“The stakes were very high at this meeting. The people were intensely followed. I think he probably needed a little more discipline in the interaction, and he is cleaning that up for the last couple of days,” said Matt Mackowiak, a participant and a Republican consultant.
Mackowiak believes the game room is unlikely that the impact on the upcoming midterm elections.
“In General, foreign policy is not a big Problem for the voters, because it concerns you not feel as if it immediately. I think that the go between elections, about the economy, the direction of the country, whether you think that the trump is determined to do a good job,” he said.
Several members supported this statement.
“I don’t think it will be crucial when it comes to the said inspection,” Barnett.
Democrats, though, have seized on Trump the Helsinki summit and the clarifications in a row. Some liberal lawmakers again calls collected for the impeachment, if the leaders have tried to tamp that.
Top Democrats, though, hammered the President nonstop since Monday. According to Trump, the first clarification, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement: “President Trump’ s back to try to walk the dangerous, degrading and harmful to the show, the ashamed of his blame America First policy of our nation. After watching the President to Crouch in front of Putin, the American people now deserve to know what to do trump card now.”
Trump faced another round of criticism in the Wake of the summit talks with Putin about the possible questioning by U.S. officials in exchange for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the team will interview the accused 12 Russians, because they allegedly cause the elections of 2016.
On Thursday, the White house issued a statement that said Trump agree with the proposal.
“I do not believe that the President has full understanding of the implications of what is proposed by Russia, there is, and I don’t think it will happen,” says Mackowiak.
Madeleine Rivera is a multimedia reporter based in Houston, Texas.