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Trump Today: President says Russia denies election meddling, as Putin meeting set in Helsinki

This column provides a daily update on key presidential actions as well as comments, whether spoken aloud or on Twitter, by President Trump. President Donald Trump on Thursday cast doubt on Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election as his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin was announced, and appeared at the groundbreaking ceremony for a Foxconn facility in Wisconsin. As the White House announced Trump’s July 16 meeting with the Russian leader, the president showed fresh skepticism about Moscow’s seeking to interfere in the 2016 election.