Earlier Thursday, Trump tweeted that he had “nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected.” But he walked back that statement while speaking to reporters shortly after the tweet, saying that “Russia did not help me get elected.”
“I helped me get elected,” Trump said. “Russia had nothing to do with it at all.”
Responding to Trump’s earlier tweet, George Conway, a conservative attorney, frequent Trump critic and husband of top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, made note of Trump “finally” admitting that Russia sought to boost his candidacy.
“Well, that’s what the investigation was about,” Conway wrote. “The investigation found plenty of evidence that Russia did just that. It thus wasn’t a ‘Witch Hunt’ or ‘Hoax.’ So why did you repeatedly try to obstruct it?”