How the Mass. congressional delegation is reacting to Trump’s press conference with Putin

“He is Putin's puppet & his remarks are an utter disgrace.”

President Donald Trump tosses a soccer ball given to him by President Vladimir Putin of Russia to his wife, first lady Melania Trump, during a joint news conference in Helsinki, Finland.

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Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are condemning comments made by President Donald Trump during a joint press conference Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Trump said he and Putin “spent a great deal of time” discussing allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election as they met for several hours Monday prior to the public appearance. But Trump did not condemn the interference, which U.S. intelligence agencies insist occurred, and reiterated that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and the Russians. 

Here’s what Massachusetts politicians are saying about the summit and the statements made during the press conference:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren:

Sen. Ed Markey:

Rep. Jim McGovern:

Rep. Niki Tsongas: 

Rep. Joe Kennedy III:

Rep. Katherine Clark:

Rep. Seth Moulton:

Rep. Michael Capuano:


Rep. William Keating: