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Fox’s Trish Regan and Gen. Jack Keane Shred Trump Over Putin Presser: ‘He Should Have Defended Us!’

Fox Business’ Trish Regan emphasized today she really, really wanted to be able to open her show by saying the media was all wrong about the Trump-Putin summit.

But she couldn’t.

“[Trump] basically said he didn’t buy what his own intelligence community was telling him,” Regan said. “This was clearly not his best performance… He should have defended us! He should have defended his own intelligence community. Or just don’t take the meeting! Don’t go to Helsinki if you can’t look the guy in the eye and tell him what’s what!”

She said the President should be able to separate Russian meddling from the collusion issue and his inability to do so is stunning.

Retired General Jack Keane, a Fox News senior strategic analyst, told Regan what happened today is “stunning and disappointing.”

He said whatever happened in private, the press conference was Trump’s opportunity to “knock the ball out of the park” and instead he “walked away from his intelligence community and did not stand behind them when they absolutely have the goods on Putin’s meddling in our election.”

Keane argued that Trump should have been more publicly forceful telling Putin to knock it off and warning him to not try it with future elections.

He was also appalled by the apparent equating of U.S. behavior with Russia’s — the both sides-ing Trump played at the presser — while Regan said, “It’s just flat-out wrong.”

You can watch the video above, via Fox Business Network.

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