Tensions between the U.S. and Russia have reached Cold War levels in recent days, after Congress railroaded President Trump into Russia-centric legislation.
During the last few months of Barack Obama’s failed presidency, the former President was dealing not only with his own shortcomings, but also the disappointing demise of Hillary Clinton as the democratic presidential nominee. Clinton had been annihilated in the electoral college by Donald Trump, a revelation so shocking to the democrats that new and unfathomable excuses were being concocted hourly to ease their pain.
One favorite conspiracy theory in use by the left in order to defer blame for their loss was that the Russian government somehow changed the outcome of the U.S. election. Whether it be through vote machine hacking, planting “fake news” stories, hiring Donald Trump as a secret agent, or any number of other laughable schemes, the democrats were placing big bets on blaming the Kremlin for their own shortcomings.
In order to demonstrate their accusations’ value, former President Barack Obama slapped Russia with relationship-harming sanctions that limited the fellow superpower’s reach in Washington D.C. The move was lambasted by the Russians who claimed to have nothing to do with the election.
As President Trump has taken office, there was hope that the conservative leader would be able to reverse some of the Obama-era animosity against the Kremlin. Unfortunately, Congress had other plans, forcing the hand of the Commander in Chief in signing a Russian sanctions bill that Trump himself believes is significantly flawed. Both Trump and Russia have lambasted Congress’ actions today.
“’Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!’ Trump tweeted.
“The accusation came after Trump signed the sweeping package of sanctions, which had passed both houses of Congress with a veto-proof majority. In signing the bill, Trump issued a written statement complaining that Congress was overstepping its constitutional bounds and impeding his ability to negotiate with foreign countries.
“The sanctions were answered with a stinging rebuke by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
“He tweeted that the administration had shown ‘total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way.’
“In a Facebook tirade, he also said the legislation ‘ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration.’ He seemed to acknowledge that Trump was pressured into signing the bill but went on to suggest it’s all part of a sweeping process to ultimately oust him as president.”
Medvedev’s observation regarding the “sweeping process” to oust the President seems more poignant that ever this week, as Trump attempts to recover from Congress’ embarrassing failure on healthcare.
During the last few weeks, it has become increasingly obvious that turncoat republicans are secretly siding with democrats in order to ruin Trump’s presidency. This uncouth and amoral alliance flies directly in the face of the American people who elected Trump to achieve great things in Washington. Instead of working with the President to reach the goals that We The People demanded, the legislative branch has been far too occupied with appealing to liberal millennials and establishment figures.