Russians See Trump As Weak

Trump is belittled by Russia as being weak

Everyday there seems to appear another link between Trump and his henchmen with Russia.  From the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to his son, Donald Trump Jr. along with many others, the controversy continues to grow.  Trump himself continues to label the Russian controversy as “fake news.”

In the last few days, the Russians have started to weigh in with their own opinions about Trump. It appears that from the Russian point of view, they feel that the current controversy regarding the sanctions, is a convenient avenue for Trump to promote a trade war.  The Russians believe that Trump has his America First agenda.

The Hill reported; ‘Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday said President Trump is “showing weakness” for signing Russia sanctions legislation into law, arguing his action amounts to declaring “a full-fledged economic war” on Moscow.’ Medvedev said in his Facebook pos;t ‘ First, it ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration. Second, it is a declaration of a full-fledged economic war on Russia’

The Russians have been full of anger in their lambasting of Trump, almost to the point where you have to wonder if they are protesting just a tad too much.  Instead of going after the congress for passing the sanctions against Russia, they went after Trump for signing them.  The Russian attitude is that Trump is weak.

‘Senior Russian parliamentarian Konstantin Kosachev said that Mr Trump was “capitulating” by not standing up to Congress.’   Trump had to sign the bill, because if he didn’t, there would have been enough votes to override his veto.  Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) told CNN that “President Putin did something that nobody in America could do. He united the Congress,”

It is also interesting to note that the Russians insist that the move by both the House and Senate on the sanctions is a power move. Newsweek quoted Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as saying;  “The issue of new sanctions came about, primarily, as another way to knock Trump down a peg,” the Russian prime minister wrote. “New steps are to come, and they will ultimately aim to remove him from power.”  The Russian PM however has not said what those steps might be.

CNN put an interesting spin on things by commenting that the cuts in the U.S. Diplomatic staff in Russia were done before the sanctions bill was signed.  The idea is that Putin was responding to congress and not Trump. They also wrote that it has been Medvedev, not Putin who has been issuing the tirades, which may be significant.

In any event, the fact that Russia has been responding by belittling Trump could be indicative of something.  Perhaps Putin has more goods on Trump.  Could it be Russia who is leaking information?  Is Putin trying to send Trump a message?  It is not news that many believe that Trump is Putin’s puppet.

The BBC wrote; ‘Indeed, he has openly praised the Kremlin leader. Yet Russia is casting a shadow over the US administration. For Donald Trump, could this prove to be a fatal attraction?’

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