Congress overwhelmingly passed a tough new Russia sanctions bill last week. The vote was 98-2 in the Senate; 419-3 in the House. Yet the bill sat on Trump’s desk for 6 days before he decided to affix his John Hancock to the legislation yesterday morning. The delay was causing speculation Trump might veto the measure.
Realizing he was boxed in, our so-called commander in chief reluctantly signed the veto-proof bill.
There was none of the usual bill-signing ceremony or theatrics. Instead, Trump released a “signing statement” accusing Congress of passing a bill that included “a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions” that “purport to displace the President’s exclusive constitutional authority to recognize foreign governments, including their territorial bounds.”
To further demonstrate his contempt for the constitutional system of government that he heads, Trump could not help but take a cheap shot at the legislators. “Congress could not even negotiate a health care bill after seven years of talking,” said the petulant president. Why not just get more childlike and say they couldn’t negotiate their way out of a paper bag?
Even with a retired four-star general now acting as the new White House chief of staff, one just knew Trump could not resist his tweeting machine.
Echoing Kremlin talking points, our traitor-in-chief blamed Congress for the country’s deteriorating relationship with Russia.
“Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low,” tweeted Trump. “You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!”
From day one, Trump has not had a bad word for Vladimir Putin. His delay in signing the sanctions bill that rightfully punishes the Russian “tsar” for his country’s interference in our 2016 presidential election says it all.
Donald J. Trump cannot even fake tepid anger at our nation’s biggest geo-political foe…. even when it would be the prudent thing to do.
The question now becomes what will Putin do next? What does he do after his large-scale investment into Trump, in order for him to lift the serious sanctions imposed against Russia by President Obama, has gone kaput? Looks as if there will be no quid pro quo for the puppet master.
Might there be some embarrassing, even incriminating, tapes released sometime soon?
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