“We will not create problems for U.S. diplomats…we will not expel anyone. We will not prohibit their families and children to use their usual vacation spots in the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I am inviting all children of the U.S. diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year’s and Christmas celebration in the Kremlin.”
That was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement in response to Obama’s more than reasonable sanctions on his country for well known election hacking.
So what was president-elect Donald Trump’s subsequent comment? Was it support for OUR president, and OUR intelligence? NO!
Mr. Trump actually used Putin’s comments as another opportunity to heap praise upon the strong-armed leader of Russia. Here’s his latest Tweet…
Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016