Remember, Trump's Policies Against Russia Have Been Tougher Than Obama's

From arming Ukraine to targeting Russian mercenaries, Trump has been more aggressive than Obama.

We've been killing Russian mercenaries in Syria. We have expanded and enhanced NATO's footprint in Eastern Europe over Russian objections. We have sold military weaponry to Ukraine. We have been indicting Russians for interfering in our elections. We have imposed sanctions on Russian oligarchs. We have imposed sanctions on Russia itself. We have actively been aiding Britain and other governments that have seen a Russian presence with targeted assassinations. "We" being the United States under Donald Trump. (See also this thread by James Kirchick)

The media and left would have you believe Donald Trump is captive to Russia. Lately, they've been pushing the idea that he may be some sort of sleeper cell Manchurian candidate who Putin owns and controls.

The reality is that Donald Trump's administration has show a pretty aggressive foreign policy against Russia, taking steps against Russia the Obama Administration never did.

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jamesbo
jamesbo

Erick!! Sometimes you are a complete trump suck-up/sucko-phant!!! Most of what you call toughness was done by congress, or others!! Comrade trump has to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to enforce anything negative against his mysterious bromance with putin!! Gas light trump=yellow, orange, red coward!!!!

WarrenPeese
WarrenPeese

That's been fact-checked and came up short. Obama was soft on Putin, until the dictator took the Crimean region of Ukraine, thus leaving without doubt his true character. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/feb/20/donald-trump/has-donald-trump-been-much-tougher-russia-barack-o/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/02/22/trumps-claim-that-hes-been-much-tougher-on-russia-than-obama/?utm_term=.8994a91681b3 We've been indicting Russians over Trump's WITCH HUNT! objections, and Trump was reluctant on sanctions despite overwhelming approval in Congress. And finally, Trump showed himself to be a pu$$y yesterday when it came to confronting Putin on election interference.

TedKsSearchandRescue
TedKsSearchandRescue

"Traitor" does not apply to Trump. Treason is clearly defined in the Constitution, which states, in Article III, Section 3: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” He is not levying war against the US.

To be an “enemy” requires a state of war to exist between the US and the foreign nation in question. That does not exist in the case of Russia.

Congress has not declared war, and Russia’s alleged cyber-attacks, while they may constitute acts of war in the abstract, have not been regarded as such by the United States.

beck
beck

Literally every point you make in this article to demonstrate Trump's toughness on Russia is a continuation of Obama policy that has been watered down since he took office. Your own facts contradict your point. Are you even trying?

GoGriz
GoGriz

@Dining with the chef

Lol! You might wanna get some better sources. Most of what you just said is BS. Although I do agree with you on Cruz. Get a grip!