Mainstream media preached about President Donald Trump colluding with Russia until they were blue in the face. Now Trump has signed a bill that imposes sanctions on Russia and the media is silent. They have no idea what to say or do now.
The bill passed in both the House and the Senate with overwhelming votes. In Senate it passed with a 98-2 vote, and then two days later, The house passed it with a 419-3 vote.
The stiff financial sanctions were championed by lawmakers in both parties, and Trump’s signature could escalate tensions with Moscow — which already has ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in RussThe bill itself targets Iran and North Korea as well as Russia.
But a cornerstone of the legislation was a provision barring Trump from easing or waiving the additional penalties on Russia unless Congress agrees. The provisions were included to assuage concerns among lawmakers that the president’s push for better relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin might lead him to relax the penalties without first securing concessions from the Kremlin.
Trump made clear his concerns about such provisions in a written statement released by the White House on Wednesday. He said while he favors “tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior” in all three countries, “this legislation is significantly flawed.”
Trump said, “In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions,” before speaking about the conflicts.
Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News, “President Trump believes whatever frustration that we feel for Congress limiting his authority … that, on balance, this legislation reaffirms the president’s strong commitment to ongoing sanctions with Russia, to make it clear their destabilizing behaviors are not acceptable to the United States, and that ongoing provocations from North Korea and Iran will no longer be acceptable.”
Perhaps this will finally show Democrats that Trump truly is pro-America. We are putting America first!
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