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Putin Retaliates Against Trump. This Changes Everything

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In the opening months of Trump’s presidency, it seemed that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin were going to be able to work well together.

But Putin underestimated Trump and thought he could continue pushing American around on the international stage.

The Russians quickly learned that Trump is a very different kind of president from Obama, and that their aggression in Europe, the Middle East and Asia would no longer be tolerated.

Last week, the Senate and the House approved new sanctions against Russia over its behavior in these spheres, as well as its interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump is expected to approve the new sanctions, and so Putin has preemptively retaliated.

From Dennis Michael Lynch:

Hundreds of U.S. diplomats have been told to leave Russia immediately following an unprecedented announcement from the Kremlin. On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin followed through on a threat he issued Friday, telling 755 U.S. diplomats to leave the country.

Fox News was also covering the shocking development:


Vice President Mike Pence said that both he and Trump and holding out hope that relations with Russia will still improve during their time in the White House:

“The president and I remain very hopeful that we’ll see different behavior by the Russian government, with regard to Ukraine, with regard to supporting rogue regimes in Iran and North Korea. We continue to believe that if Russia will change its behavior, our relationship can change for the good and improve for the interests in both of our countries and the interest of peace and stability in this region and around the world.”

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