Global  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Some Trump Policy Positions Dovetail With Russian Interests

Video Credit: Newsy Studio - Duration: 01:49s - Published < > Embed
Some Trump Policy Positions Dovetail With Russian Interests

Some Trump Policy Positions Dovetail With Russian Interests

Several of President Trump's foreign policy stances line up with the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Some Trump Policy Positions Dovetail With Russian Interests

President Trump has continually denied working in secret to help Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump told reporters, "Not only did I never work for Russia, I think it's a disgrace that you even asked that question." And he often claims his administration has been even tougher than his predecessor when it comes to Russia.

But throughout his presidency Trump has often pursued policies that do end up playing out in Russia's favor.

The most recent example of this is Trump's pledge to withdraw U.S. troops stationed in Syria.

That policy falls in line with the president's longtime criticism of U.S. military engagements overseas.

But Russia also has forces in Syria supporting the country's government: they'll have a  freer hand  in the region if the U.S. fully withdraws.

SEE MORE: Report: Trump Took Steps To Hide Details Of Conversations With Putin Trump's skepticism of U.S. engagement has also led him to lash out at NATO allies for underspending on defense.

Tensions within NATO are a  general boon  to Russia, which views the alliance's expansion as a dire threat.

And the president's ire at the Russia investigation, which has ensnared members of his presidential campaign, could end up hindering the U.S. understanding and prevention of Russian interference in future elections.

The president and his defenders point to a number of actions the administration has taken against Russia, the biggest of which was a slew of economic sanctions.

However, those were mandated by Congress in 2017, and the the Treasury has since  taken action  to roll some of the penalties back.  Trump  has touted  the success of U.S. energy exports — which cut into Russia's own massive energy sector — as proof that he's not connected to the Kremlin.

The White House has also taken unilateral action against Russia.

The Trump administration has sold weapons to the Ukrainian government for its fight against pro-Russian separatists, and expelled a host of Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of a Russian double agent living in the U.K. This video includes reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

US May Develop Missiles Previously Barred By INF Treaty [Video]US May Develop Missiles Previously Barred By INF Treaty

​A State Department official said the Defense Department was now able to look into ​"research and development activities."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Putin Weighs In On Arms Race [Video]Putin Weighs In On Arms Race

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a tight spot. It is certain Putin cannot afford to engage in an expensive nuclear arms race with the US when his ratings are so low and state funds are needed to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Trump's Not As Tough On Russia As He Says [Video]Trump's Not As Tough On Russia As He Says

Several of President Trump's foreign policy stances line up with the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:50Published

Giuliani Leaves Open Possibility That Campaign Aides May Have Colluded With Russia [Video]Giuliani Leaves Open Possibility That Campaign Aides May Have Colluded With Russia

According to Business Insider, Rudy Giuliani left open the possibility that aides who worked on President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign could have colluded with Russian operatives. The matter..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest