President Trump just actually thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin this Thursday afternoon for him ordering 755 American diplomats out of Russia, as retaliation against the United States imposing new sanctions on Russia.
Trump said he was thanking Putin because now he can complete his goal to “cut down our payroll.” “I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and as far as I’m concerned, I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll,” Trump told reporters at his Bedminster, N.J. golf club. You can see these truly outrageous comments in the clip below.”There’s no real reason for them to go back. I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States. We’re going to save a lot of money.”
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 10, 2017
Putin forced the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia to cut its staff by 755 people, after Congress overwhelmingly passed new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea. The sanctions against Russia were prompted by the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russian did in fact meddle in the 2016 presidential election to aid Trump and damage Clinton.
There are almost no words for this level of treason. Never before has a U.S. President thanked a foreign leader who retaliated against U.S. sanctions. Trump truly is on the side of Russia, not the United States.