Trump thanks Russia’s Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for slashing the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, “because now we have a smaller payroll.”
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“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people,” Trump told reporters. “There’s no real reason for them to go back.”

Source: Trump thanks Russia’s Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

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