Trump calls Putin election remarks ‘so true!’

In this Nov. 9, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally in New York. Trump elicited wild cheers on the campaign trail by pledging to “drain the swamp” in Washington but the president-elect’s transition team is populated largely with creatures of the capital, including former federal bureaucrats, think-tank academics, corporate lawyers and special interests lobbyists. An internal organizational chart for the Trump transition team lists more than 30 names, some well-known within the GOP establishment. They are tasked with helping to select and vet Trump’s cabinet, as well as map out the key policy initiatives the new administration will pursue.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is reacting to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comment that Democrats are “humiliating themselves” by accusing Russia of tampering in the U.S. presidential election.

Trump tweeted “So true!” late Friday, quoting comments made by Putin at his end-of-year press conference.

Putin said Friday that Democrats “are losing on all fronts, and are trying to find the culprits elsewhere.”

He added: “They are humiliating themselves. They must know how to lose with dignity.”

The Obama administration has said the Russian government hacked the emails of U.S. citizens and institutions, including political organizations. The FBI and CIA have also said Russia interfered in the presidential election with the goal of supporting Trump.

Russia has denied the accusations, and Trump has dismissed the notion that his candidacy received outside support.