>> Again, the President thinks that we have to focus on securing our election.>> It's the clean up of the clean up after Helsinki. The White House on mop up duty for a second day after President Trump appears to say, that Russian President Vladimir Putin is no longer targeting US elections.
Directly contradicting the nations top intelligence chief.>> Is Russia still targeting the US, Mr. President?>> Press, let's go, make your way out.>> Got a chance to speak with the President after his comments, and the President was saying no to answering questions. We believe that the threat still exists with-
>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where Trump is returning to form just one day after he admitted that he made mistakes in Helsinki. Sticking a finger in the eye of critics, including many Republicans who worry that he's getting too cozy with the Russian leader.>> And there's been no President ever, as tough as I have been on Russia.
>> Trump remaining defiant in the face of bipartisan uproar touched off by his summit with Putin. Saying, those who worry about his warm feelings towards Putin suffer from, Trump derangement syndrome. Predicting that the summit would lead to great results between the two countries. This coming one day, after Trump said he misspoke in Helsinki, saying he didn't mean to side with Putin.
And undermine his own intelligence agencies on the topic of Russian meddling in 2016.>> President Putin said it's not Russia>> I don't see any reason why it would be. The sentence should have been, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.>> Trump trying to put a lid on the controversy in an interview with CBS News.
>> He's in charge of the country, so certainly, as the leader of a country, you would have to hold him responsible, yet.>> Meanwhile, questions still swirling about what exactly Trump and Putin discussed in private in Helsinki. As Russia said, it was looking forward to implementing security agreements between the two countries.
Democrats pushing for Trump's translator, the only other American in the room, to testify before Congress to say, what really happened.>> We need answers, we need them now.>> Reuters polling shows that many Americans think Trump mishandled the Helsinki summit. But their overall opinions of the president haven't budged.
85% of Republicans think he's doing a good job in office, roughly that same number of Democrats give him the thumbs down. That's unchanged from last week. When it comes to Trump, the outrage is already baked in.