Word definition database Dictionary.com posted a tweet on Monday defining the words “patriot” and “traitor” as the historic bilateral meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin came to a close.
Patriot: A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
Traitor: A person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.https://t.co/Keq4fhTlRB
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 16, 2018
Self-described as “the world’s leading digital dictionary,” the outlet defines a patriot as “a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion,” and describes a traitor as one “who commits treason by betraying his or her country.” (RELATED: Putin Calls Collusion ‘Utter Nonsense’ — Asks Reporter To Name A Single Fact To Prove It)
Trump said he privately confronted Putin about Russian interference into the United States 2016 presidential election: “As president, I will always put what is best for America and what is best for the American people. During today’s meeting I addressed the issue of Russian interference in our elections. I felt this was a message best delivered in person,” he stated during the public, bilateral portion of the summit in Finland’s capitol, Helsinki.
He declined to side with U.S. intelligence services over Putin with regard to who was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election.
The president also took a jab at FBI agent Peter Strzok during public comments, referring to his recent testimony before the House judiciary committee as “a disgrace to the FBI” and to the U.S.