In a recent interview with CNBC, President Trump defended his July 16 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, asserting that he’s been tougher on Russia than past US presidents. In particular, he slammed former President Obama, calling him a “total patsy” for Russia.
“Obama was a patsy for Russia. He was a total patsy,” Trump said. “Look at the statement he made where he thought the mics were turned off. Okay. The stupid statement he made. Nobody does a big deal about that.”
“Getting along with President Putin and getting along with Russia is a positive, not a negative,” Trump added.