Trump Isn't Concerned Russia Will Influence 2018 Midterm Elections

He said his administration will "counteract" attempts to interfere and encouraged states keep paper backups in upcoming elections.
Posted at 7:20 PM, Mar 06, 2018

During a joint press conference with the Swedish prime minister, President Donald Trump again dismissed the idea that Russia swayed the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

"The Russians had no impact on our vote. Certainly there was meddling. Probably there was meddling from other countries," he said. 

He also said he's not concerned about Russia interfering with the 2018 midterm elections because his administration will push back on any attempts to do so.

"We'll counteract it very strongly," Trump said.

Trump didn't give more specifics on how his administration would do that but did recommend states use a paper backup system to maintain voting integrity.

"It's always good to have a paper backup system of voting. Called paper. Not highly complex computers. Paper," he said.