“Russia has declared a full-fledged trade war”
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is effectively Putin’s Press Secretary, lashed out against Donald Trump over Twitter today after the U.S. president ‘begrudgingly’ signed a new bill into law placing new sanctions on Russia, while limiting his own power to lift them without Congressional approval. While the bill was passed by an overwhelming ‘veto-proof’ margin, Trump could have refused to sign – but says he did so for the sake of ‘national unity.’
Kind of cucked, no?
The Russian PM said that Trump was ‘fully outwitted’ by the US establishment, and that the signing of the bill “ends hopes for improving our relations,” promising “a few consequences” – followed by some serious shit talking over Facebook.
After Trump signed the bill, he issued a statement through Rex Tillerson noting his disagreement with several parts of the legislation – which also targets Iran and North Korea, saying that the encroachment on presidential authority may have unintended consequences.
“While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” the statement released by the White House said. And once again, Trump bends the knee to the Russia narrative we all know he doesn’t believe.
Congress, on the other hand, is worried that Trump may inappropriately favor Russia after unsupported whispers of collusion in the 2016 election continue to haunt the President.
Lawmakers say they want to prevent the president from acting on his own to lift penalties imposed by the previous administration for meddling in last year’s U.S. election and for aggression in Ukraine. House and Senate committees and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are examining possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
In a statement on Facebook, Russia essentially called Trump a bitch on Congress’s leash – stating that the new sanctions are “another way to put Trump in his place,” with the ultimate goal of removing him from power.
“an incompetent player must be eliminated.” (ouch)
Don’t worry Dmitry, once Trump completes his purge of Washington, all these pesky sanctions will go away – I’m sure of it. After all, Trump is playing 6D interplanetary rugby bitches.
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