'President Trump sucking up to Vladamir Putin after the summit in Helsinki yesterday was such an unbelievable, indelible moment that many deflated White House officials didn’t even bother to defend or explain it.' ... 'Trump friends and allies, who often avert their gaze from his outbursts, made it clear that he's on his own for this one: Newt Gingrich, one of the most vocal Trump backers among establishment Republicans, tweeted: "President Trump must clarify his statements in Helsinki on our intelligence system and Putin. It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected — immediately." Republican congressional leaders said they believe the intelligence community. Drudge, usually a Trump champion, bannered: "PUTIN DOMINATES IN HEL."' Trump officials embarrassed by Putin show Very strange press conference.