The American president made it clear that he would side with the U.S. over Russia and every other nation, unlike the unexpected comments that came from Trump after his own summit with Putin in 2018.
The Finnish campaign comes as Burger King is the official partner for Helsinki Pride.
"This is not about the Mueller report," "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough said.
"What Mr. Trump ought to fear the most is that the Russians in particular, eventually will use their version of the events against him," retired four-star General Barry McCaffrey warned.
Sergey Lavrov says U.S. criticism won't prevent the two leaders from reconvening.
Trump hit back on critics of his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "Trump Derangement Syndrome!"
Hillary Clinton is confused about President Donald Trump's motives in meeting repeatedly with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But she knows doesn't feel good about them.
"How could I confirm or deny that?" Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said, after the White House announced "discussions are already underway" to host Putin in Washington.
Only 5 percent of Americans believe the U.S. benefited more from the Helsinki summit with Putin.
It had been one of those days.
The Russian president insisted he and Trump had made "useful agreements," but the Department of State said all Washington received were proposals it had not yet accepted.
Many Americans seem to be buying President Trump's anti-NATO—and often misleading—rhetoric.
Trump boasted that Putin made him an "incredible offer," but the Russian president clarified that he expects something in return.
"Me, myself and I do not qualify as 'so many people at the higher ends of intelligence.'"
Photos of Trump's speech, taken by Reuters, show that he wrote "colusion."
"Sadly, it is not being reported that way – the Fake News is going Crazy!" the president tweeted.
Russian senators have thanked Trump, portraying him as a lone crusader who will "spit in the face" of Washington's past policies.
"I remain a proud conservative and Republican, but I resigned today…. I did so as a matter of conscience, and my sense of duty," Chris Gagin said.
"When are you going to ask him for an autograph or a selfie?" the ex-governor said of Trump's flattery of the Russian leader.
The president's defense of Russia drew backlash from not only his usual critics but even typically pro-Trump figures and media outlets.