CNN Questions Trump’s Toughness On Russia

Jim Acosta of CNN recently asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of just how “tough” President Trump and his administration has been on Russia.

Partial transcript as follows:

ACOSTA: You’ve been saying this over the last couple weeks that nobody has been tougher on Russia and Vladimir Putin than this president. Isn’t there some hyperbole in that when you say that? Obviously, Ronald Reagan said, ‘Tear down this wall,’ John Kennedy put up a blockade around Cuba, Carter boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Obviously, there have been presidents over the course of the last several decades who have been tougher than this president. Also given the fact that this president up until just recently wasn’t really willing to criticize Vladimir Putin by name. We all saw that over the weekend and took that as a new development.

SANDERS: You cite like one example for each of those individuals. Let me list what just a few of the actions the president has taken that previous administrations haven’t. The Treasury Department issued new sanctions on numerous individuals and entities in Russia. The president’s continued other sanctions on Russia’s malicious cyber activity in response to election hacking. He’s expelled 60 Russian operatives from the United States and closed two consulates. The president’s issued four statements condemning Russia’s poisoning of U.K. citizens on U.K. soil. He’s authorized the sale of lethal aid to Ukraine. He’s authorized military strikes against the Assad regime in Syria and has repeatedly called out Russia’s actions on that front. We’ve also exported energy to our allies in Eastern Europe. Look, I think you named off one or two things. It is without a doubt this administration and this president has done a number of things to be tough on Russia.

  • Older Than Dirt

    I guess there should be more “Lines in the Sand” first started by Obama. Let’s face it ANYTHING that Trump comes up with will be criticized. It’s become a joke without merit anymore except for the
    ELOY !

  • BigBri

    Jim Acosta? ROTFLMAO

    • Chuck

      Acosta’s ab out as tough as wet bread.

  • 7littleangels

    I question CNN’s honesty a lot more! And Jim Acosta? Give me a break!

  • lill8

    Yes we were much better off with that pansy Obama in charge!

  • gvette

    Funny, CNN didn’t care that Obunghole told the Russians he’d have more leeway after the election.
    They didn’t care that the Russians gave Killary, and Mue-liar millions for the uranium deal.

  • Richard Alan

    Who the hell tuns into “THE CLINTON NEWS NETWORK” ? CNN has become a joke ! A bunch of “Trump Bashers”, They make up their own fairy tales & expect someone will believe them, FUBR!!

  • dosadoe

    Jim Acosta is a bonafide idiot!

  • Jimbo Velasquez

    Hey, Pendejo Acosta, what do you say NOW?!

  • Robert McFate

    The problem that lamestream media is having is that they have is that
    they can no longer control the President with their propaganda and he thinks on his own and act in a manner he thinks best for the country!