Fifty-five percent disapprove.
The precise nature of the blackmail remains a mystery.
"Sergei Markov, a longtime Putin supporter and former lawmaker for the ruling United Russia party, wrote on social media after the summit that the Russian president had outplayed Trump in Helsinki "by a big margin", but added: ".In doing so he created a problem because he exposed his partner to fierce criticism in the United States".
The Republican leader has long had a contentious relationship with the media, branding mainstream outlets an "enemy of the American People" and dismissing unfavourable coverage as "Fake News". He is alleged to have failed to confront the Russian leader publicly over the country's interference in 2016 USA election.
The outlet referred to two interlocutors who were present during the meeting, where Putin and Russian diplomats participated.
Blackmail also seems the best explanation for why Trump has yet to tell his fellow Americans what happened in that encounter.
We are ready to invite President Trump to Moscow. It was also a point of contention given that Mr. Trump at the news conference appeared to say he didn't see how it could have been Russian Federation that meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
Vice President Mike Pence also weighed in on the matter on Sunday, telling Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures", "This administration believes in the freedom of the press. but maintaining the decorum that is due at the White House, I think is an issue that we'll continue to work for".
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National Register of Citizens (NRC) officials check the names of the residents in the final list at a NRC Sewa Kendra (NSK). He said he was devastated to see families separated and people kept in "jails" indefinitely, some of them over many years.
The U.S. president "looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and he is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation", she said.
"Did I hear you right?" In this audio recording of the press conference clearly hear the answer of the Russian leader: "Yes, I wanted him to win".
"OK. That's going to be special", he said, laughing. Any other national security official in the nation's history would have resigned in protest. However, efforts to achieve a detente have been fiercely resisted by the US lawmakers, including some in Trump's own Republican Party, who accuse him of being too friendly towards Putin.
"I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server", he said.
Pompeo asked the senators to close their eyes to Trump's actions in Helsinki and pledged that Trump "accepts our intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election". "Why is Vladimir Putin not accepting your invitation?"
Last week, Trump told his supporters: "Stick with us".
The week ended with reports that Trump did not know he was secretly taped by ex-lawyer Michael Cohen as they discussed a possible payment to an ex-Playboy model over an alleged affair, according to news reports. He also advised: "What you are seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening".
On that occasion there was underscored the tendency of the Trump government to avoid questions or to block uncomfortable journalists in press conferences.