Trump erupted in rage according to a new report after France and Germany expelled fewer Russian diplomats than he did. France and Germany made Trump look bad in front of Putin and the President Of The United States was furious.
The Washington Post reported on Trump thinking he was only equaling the number of expulsions, then finding out he had surpassed them:
The next day, when the expulsions were announced publicly, Trump erupted, officials said. To his shock and dismay, France and Germany were each expelling only four Russian officials — far fewer than the 60 his administration had decided on.
The president, who seemed to believe that other individual countries would largely equal the United States, was furious that his administration was being portrayed in the media as taking by far the toughest stance on Russia.
Why was Trump sad and angry that he expelled more Russian diplomats than France and Germany? The US is supposed to the world’s beacon of democracy. Trump is always claiming that he is tough and making American great, so his rage over America going above and beyond to send a message to Putin doesn’t add up. If Trump really wanted to send the message that there was no collusion he should be tough on Putin.
The real message being sent by Trump is clear. Putin is in control of the Trump presidency. Putin is running Trump. This isn’t the first time that Trump has flown off the handle when the US took action against Russia. Trump blew up at Mitch McConnell after the Senate passed new sanctions against Russia.
Forget collusion. This is a full Russian takeover of the White House.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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