Trump says he meant 'wouldn't,' not 'would' at Helsinki summit

"The View" co-hosts discuss whether the president's clarification will help calm the fallout from the summit with Vladimir Putin.
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Transcript for Trump says he meant 'wouldn't,' not 'would' at Helsinki summit
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