HANOI, Vietnam – Questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election have followed President Donald Trump to Asia.
Trump said during a news conference Sunday in Vietnam that he believes U.S. intelligence agencies, which have concluded Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help him win.
But Trump also says he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin when Putin claims his country did no such thing.
Trump's comments came shortly before he took off for the Philippines, the final stop of his five-country Asia trip.
Trump is slated to attend a pair of international summits over the next two days as well as meet with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte has come under fierce criticism from human rights groups for overseeing a violent drug war complete with extrajudicial killings.