On Friday morning, he blasted out a number of tweets from Europe.
Contrary to Trump's claim, there are no public reports that the Central Intelligence Agency requested to investigate the DNC's server.
Later Friday, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was among those who appeared incredulous about Trump's contention regarding Podesta.
During the campaign, Podesta's personal emails here hacked. "You're representing the U.S. at the G20", he finished. USA intelligence agencies have reported that there's evidence that Putin orchestrated a hacking campaign during the US presidential election to benefit Trump. "You're representing the U.S. at the G20", he concluded.
DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson, meanwhile, also pointed out that Podesta didn't work for the DNC and suggested Putin helped the president draft his tweet.
The crime the Russians committed, as the intelligence community has concluded, was for the goal of helping Trump get elected president.
Podesta later responded to Trump on Twitter, explaining why his claim was false and telling him to "get a grip, man". "2) DNC worked with Federal Bureau of Investigation to kick out Russians".
It is impossible to verify whether "everyone" is discussing Podesta with Trump, but one can assume that terrorism, the refugee crisis, Syria, North Korea, climate change, energy markets, global trade, or even the food are more likely topics of discussion than a single player in a US election that happened eight months ago. While Trump has consistently rejected those claims, he did acknowledge that some interference occurred during a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, this week.
So the responsible thing for a USA president to do, in these circumstances, is to have the backbone to stand up against Russian interference in US democracy - not to question, as Trump did on Thursday, the competence of our own intelligence community and to publicly doubt, once again, the conclusion that Russia was behind the hacking.
"It very well could be Russian Federation", he said, adding, "I think it could very well have been other countries".