Trump slams Cohen testimony: 'He lied a lot' but told truth about 'no collusion'

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WATCH: President Trump Says Michael Cohen ‘Lied a Lot’ During Testimony

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Hours after Michael Cohen described President Donald Trump as a "con man" and "racist" while testifying before the House Oversight Committee, Trump slammed his former personal attorney Thursday at a news conference in Vietnam.

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Trump, talking to reporters after his Hanoi summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un ended early with no denuclearization deal, first blasted the timing of Cohen's hearing.

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"I think having a fake hearing like that, and having it in the middle of this very important summit, is really a terrible thing," Trump said. "They could have made it two days later or next week, and it would've been even better; they would've had a lot more time. But having it during this very important summit is sort of incredible."

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Trump claimed that Cohen's comments were mostly false – except for one.

"He lied a lot, but it was very interesting because he didn't lie about one thing: He said no collusion with the Russian hoax," Trump said. "And I said, 'I wonder why he didn't just lie about that, too, like he did about everything else?'"

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Trump added that the Russia investigation "is so bad for our country" and "should never happen to another president."

"We'll see what happens, but it was pretty shameful, I think," Trump said.

On Wednesday, Cohen said he does not have "direct evidence" that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

"But I have my suspicions," Cohen said.

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He said he believes Trump knew that members of his campaign, including Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016. He also claimed that Trump knew his associate, Roger Stone, had spoken to WikiLeaks' Julian Assange about a dump of Democratic National Committee emails in July 2016.