California Republicans facing tough races go easy on Trump

"... Republicans in competitive California House races focused their comments on Putin and all but ignored Trump’s remarks in Helsinki after his summit meeting with the Russian leader.

“Putin cannot be trusted. Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections is undeniable and unacceptable,” Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Irvine, said in response to a question about whether she agreed with what the president said."

From The San Francisco Chronicle, 7/16/18