Between insisting that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 election and alternatively blaming former President Barack Obama for allowing it to happen, President Donald Trump makes it difficult to ascertain where he truly stands on the issue.
But Trump appears to believe one thing for certain: America’s rough relationship with Russia is due to the "stupidity" of U.S. leaders.
The president made this abundantly clear Monday morning.
Trump lamented that years of American “foolishness and stupidity,” and now Robert Mueller’s probe, have insulted our friends in Moscow. Now our relationship with Russia has “NEVER been worse,” says the man who was alive throughout the Cold War.
Trump admitted in a Good Morning Britain interview released on Monday that he doesn’t actually know Putin that well; maybe the former KGB agent who kills his political and media opponents is a “ruthless” guy, maybe not. “But if we can get along with Russia, that’s a good thing,” Trump noted.
Trump also made it a point Monday morning, ahead of his visit with Putin, to reiterate his belief that Obama is to blame for the Russian election interference that occurred in 2016: