Trump has faced renewed scrutiny this week over his views on the threat posed by Russia following a summit Monday in Helsinki, where he rhetorically embraced Vladimir Putin and appeared to support the Russian president on his denial of reports that Moscow aggressively sought to undermine the 2016 election.
The interview comes after President Trump's meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki on Monday and his shifting statements on whether he agrees with the findings of USA intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
"If we're in the majority, we'll probably be more effective and you'd see a lot stronger things protecting American security than you will with this majority, which seems so afraid of President Trump".
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success - but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the us are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as limiting their nuclear arsenals or ending the Syrian war. "I think that's an incredible offer", volunteered Mr. Trump.
One current United States diplomat, who said he was "at a f-- loss", called the development a step back in U.S. diplomacy, according to The Daily Beast. I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be".More news: Putin Says Summit With President Trump Was a Success
In the CBS interview, Trump asserted he was leading a hard-line policy on Russian Federation.
Trump also again got his election history wrong when he said that Ronald Reagan lost Wisconsin in 1984 - which was the year that Reagan won every state except Minnesota, the home of his Democratic opponent, Walter Mondale.
President Trump's relationship with President Putin is under increasing scrutiny, even by those on the right.
Just hours before the CBS interview was broadcast, the White House was forced to clarify another statement Trump gave at a Cabinet meeting earlier on Wednesday. She said Trump was answering "no" to reporters' requests to ask questions - not to whether he believes Russian Federation is still targeting the United States.
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a congressional committee in February he already had seen evidence Russian Federation was targeting November's elections when Republican control of the House of Representatives and Senate is at stake.More news: Donald Trump Acknowledges Russian Meddling in 2016 Election
"Many countries owe us", he said in Brussels. Those leaders who believe they need the United States most - such as British Prime Minister Theresa May - are developing their own tactics for managing him.
Antonov said he was stunned Americans were so critical of Trump for meeting with Putin.
Asked why Americans should defend North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Montenegro from attack, Trump said, "I've asked the same question".
"In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't", Trump said. First of all, Robert Mueller is not interested in sitting in a room while Russian police officers interview Russian spies about election hacking.
It was used by Rand Paul, the Republican senator for Kentucky, earlier in the week as he became one of the few politicians to defend Mr Trump's election meddling comments.More news: World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost
But the investigation is progressing, as evidenced by the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence agents on Friday - timing that was embarrassing ahead of the summit.