Trump Admits That Russia Helped Get Him Elected For The First Time

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, May 14, 2019. - Trump is traveling to Louisiana to speak about energy, infrastr... US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, May 14, 2019. - Trump is traveling to Louisiana to speak about energy, infrastructure and economic growth and to attend a fundraiser. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS

For the first time ever, President Donald Trump admitted that Russia helped him win the 2016 election Thursday morning, though he tried to backtrack soon after.

Less than an hour later, he contradicted himself in front of a gaggle of reporters on the South Lawn as he left for Colorado.

“No Russia did not get me elected,” he told the scrum. “Do you know who got me elected? I got me elected. Russia didn’t help me at all.”

Trump’s comments come a day after special counsel Robert Mueller broke his two-year silence, highlighting the conclusions in his report about Russia’s “multiple, systematic efforts” to sway the 2016 election.

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