Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost - News Summed Up

Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost


President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during an Asian economic summit in Danang, Vietnam, last year. “I don’t care about the total!” the administration official recalled Trump screaming. “I think I could have a very good relationship with Russia and with President Putin,” Trump said at a news conference just days after the largest expulsion of Russians in U.S. history. “For some reason, when it comes to Russia, he doesn’t hear the praise,” a senior administration official said. “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad,” Trump tweeted in his first by-name criticism of the Russian leader.


Source: Washington Post April 16, 2018 00:11 UTC


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