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Former Trump Aide Cancels TV Interview Because He ‘Couldn’t Defend’ the President

Jul 17, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“A former top aide to President Trump canceled his appearance on cable news Monday night because he ‘couldn’t defend’ the president’s news conference in Helsinki,” The New York Post reports. “Ex-National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton backed out of CNN’s ‘Out Front’ with Erin Burnett after Trump’s joint news conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin.”

Burnett sent out a tweet saying: “Michael Anton, Former Trump NSC spox, cancelled his appearance on Outfront tonight because he couldn’t defend @realDonaldTrump today.”

Burnett reportedly said on the air that Anton “was scheduled to be on this show” to defend Trump’s performance, adding: “But he’s not on, because he said he can’t defend it.”

The Post report adds: “During the Helsinki appearance, Trump sided with Putin against US intelligence assessments that Russia hacked into email systems and Russian agents worked aggressively to influence the 2016 election.”

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