Obama (a.k.a. Mr Redline): Hope Trump can stand up to Russia when needed

Posted by mlifgr 5 years, 2 months ago to Politics
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And he said this with a straight face!

From CNBC:

President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hopes President-elect Donald Trump can stand up to Russia when needed.

"I've sought a constructive relationship with Russia," Obama said in a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "But what I have also been is realistic in recognizing that there is some significant differences in how Russia views the world and how we view the world."

"My hope is that the president-elect coming in takes a similarly constructive approach, finding areas where we can cooperate with Russia where our values and interest align," Obama said. "But that the president-elect also is willing to stand up to Russia where they are deviating from our values and international norms."

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  • Posted by $ mminnick 5 years, 2 months ago
    Crimea and Ukraine are to examples of the "constructive relationship" with Russia. The presence of Russian troops, aircraft and naval forces in an area they haven't been in in 25 to 30 years (Middle east, especially Iran and Syria).
    My grandson could stand up to Russia better than that anf he is only nine..
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