Trump press conference 'unprecedented'

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 6:07p.m.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake hands. Photo / Getty Images

A former Soviet ambassador to New Zealand says the international reaction to Donald Trump's performance in Helsinki has been far milder than from within the US.

Republican Senator John McCain's called it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

Former diplomat Professor Reuben Azizian told Larry Williams the US reaction is understandably volatile.

"What President Trump said at the press conference is absolutely unprecedented, criticising his own intelligence services publicly."

 LISTEN ABOVE AS PROFESSOR REUBEN AZIZIAN SPEAKS TO LARRY WILLIAMS

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