The US president was accused of "treasonous" behaviour during a news conference with his Russian counterpart in Finland, in which he contradicted his own intelligence officials over alleged meddling by Moscow in the election that put him in the White House.
At the press conference with Mr. Putin, Mr. Trump refused to directly say Russian Federation was responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee and meddling with the 2016 presidential election.
Speaking in Moscow, Putin also called the summit "successful overall" and claimed that it led to "some useful agreements", without being specific.
"I think it's imperative that he understand that he's misjudging Putin", Graham told reporters.
Trump's remarks at a joint press conference with Putin on Monday were condemned by Democrats and Republican leaders.
"The summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", Trump wrote in a tweet on Thursday.
"Look, the fact is we got along well", he told CNBC in an interview that was recorded on Thursday.
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On North Korea, Trump said the Russian president "agrees with what I'm doing and that I'm doing a great job. I will tell you though: "it better not be, it better not be", Trump told CBS News .
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He said Trump is going into the summit with a stronger hand because of the indictments . "But that doesn't mean they are bad". Trump said, "We had a truly great Summit" and claims it was "inaccurately covered by much of the media".
On Wednesday, Trump appeared to tell a reporter that "no", the U.S.is not facing any current attacks from Russian Federation, despite widespread knowledge to the contrary from his Justice Department and intelligence community.
Few details about what was discussed or agreed upon by Trump and Putin at a one-on-one session at the summit, with only translators present, have emerged. "But no one expected that".
Trump, facing a political uproar over his failure to confront Putin during their Helsinki summit on Monday over Russia's 2016 USA election meddling, adopted his usual defiant posture, calling his critics deranged. "And there's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia", Trump said before the Cabinet meeting, adding that Putin "understands it and he's not happy about it". "The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russian Federation, even a confrontation that could lead to war". "I think that the United States has been foolish".
The Russian leader praised Trump's mediation efforts in North Korea, but slammed his protectionist trade policies and the decision to pull out of the worldwide accord curbing Iran's nuclear activities.
"We're doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russian Federation".
"OK. That's going to be special", he said, laughing.
If Putin's speech to the envoys raised serious issues, the Foreign Ministry, known by its Russian acronym MID, used the occasion to make a sardonic quip.