Donald Trump Jr. Brags About How Much His Dad Is Still 'Winning' Despite Outrage Over Putin Comments

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, continued to tout his father's "winning" record Wednesday despite the bipartisan backlash in the days following Trump's one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During an Orlando, Florida, campaign event for Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis's bid for governor, Trump Jr. opened by touting his father's record of "winning." The remark came as the administration continues to face fierce bipartisan backlash for Trump's refusal on Monday to confront Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 election, a stance that directly contradicts U.S. intelligence officials' findings.

"Donald Trump has lied to you guys. He said that you would be sick of winning. Not yet!" Trump Jr. said. "He said you would call him and say: 'Donald, please stop winning so much. Please give the other people a chance.'"

.@RonDeSantisFL introduces @DonaldJTrumpJr.

— Ramsey Touchberry (@ramsberry1) July 18, 2018

There was no mention from the president's son of the ongoing issues with which the White House is currently grappling. Instead, he berated Democrats for continuing to push back against Trump, claiming no other president has faced such unfair treatment.

"He is the first person in the history of politics who has been criticized for doing everything he said he was going to do," Trump Jr. said.

Just hours before Trump Jr. spoke, his father again appeared to rebuke the findings of the U.S. intelligence community when asked if Russia was still "targeting" the U.S. election system, to which the president replied: "No."

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed shortly after that the president was merely attempting to usher reporters out of the room and wasn't answering the question.

But following the summit on Monday, Trump seemed to take the Russian president at his word.

"[Putin] just said it's not Russia. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be," Trump said. "I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you president Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today."

The president's own director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, directly refuted that statement, saying Russia continues to have ongoing efforts to "undermine our democracy."

Trump came out with a correction Tuesday, claiming that he meant to use the word "wouldn't" instead of "would" in order to say, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be," Russia.

Trump said Russia is no longer targeting the U.S., but just hours later Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president again misspoke and that Russia remains a threat #tictocnews

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 18, 2018

Numerous Republicans have issued scathing rebukes of the president's failure to condemn Putin. Their comments ranged from "disgraceful" to "shameful" to the daughter of the U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman categorizing it as "throwing the intelligence community under the bus."

The same day Trump met with Putin and suggested he believed Russia's claim that it did not interfere in the 2016 election, the Justice Department indicted another Russian for conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government in the U.S.

Just days before that, 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted for interference in the 2016 election as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Despite prior knowledge of those indictments, the president continued to call the investigation a "witch hunt" and to downplay Russian interference.