"I think he's a very bad person".
Chris Evans was reacting to Mr Trump's decision to defend Russian Federation over allegations it interfered in the United States election that made Donald Trump president - contradicting what his own intelligence agencies say.
The editorial board said that Trump went "soft" on Putin, adding that will make it "even harder" for Trump to make deals with the Russian leader in the future. Asked if he agreed with former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan's characterization of the president's actions as "treasonous", he said: "I do not".
Trump's embrace of Putin came on the last day of a weeklong European trip in which he berated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over their defense spending and undercut British Prime Minister Theresa May in the tabloids.
Putin argued the hackers revealed true "manipulations" by the Democratic Party in favor of Hillary Clinton over Sen.
Republican Senator Jeff Flake, a longtime Trump critic, has raised the idea of passing a resolution that would voice lawmakers' support for the United States intelligence community and U.S. allies, many of who are feeling the sting of strong Trump criticism in recent weeks.
In another Twitter comment Tuesday, Trump said, "Thank you @RandPaul, you really get it!"
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., described the meeting in Helsinki as a "tragic mistake".
Corker said Trump seems to care more "about how a leader treats him personally" than pushing back against Russia's meddling in the election. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: "Do you know which team you play for?"
"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling", Coats said in a statement.
It seemed unlikely that American authorities would take seriously any such offer from Putin, and some USA lawmakers openly ridiculed the suggestion.
Putin also suggested that the two countries form a joint working group on cybersecurity that would look into the election issue.
What did he say at the summit with Putin?Trump initially supported it, but then reversed himself.
David Axelrod, a former top adviser of President Barack Obama, condemned Trump's "treacherous performance", and called for a "thorough and complete" probe by special investigators and Congress.
The usual suspects had torn into the president for complimenting Putin and siding against US intelligence officers in their assessment that the Kremlin ordered the 2016 election disruption.
McCain, who has been away from the Senate as he battles brain cancer, said the damage inflicted by Trump's "naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate".
Trump has denied collusion and casts Mueller's probe as a witchhunt that detracts from his election victory.