WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump on Friday (Saturday in Manila) praised President Vladimir Putin for refraining from tit-for-tat expulsions of Americans in response to US punitive measures over alleged Russian interference in the November election.
Putin’s decision came despite the foreign ministry asking him to send home 35 US diplomats after President Barack Obama had expelled the same number of Russian staff.
Trump’s intervention—in a tweet—however illustrated the shifting political tide in Washington, barely three weeks before the Republican is due to succeed Obama at the White House.
“Great move on delay [by V. Putin]– I always knew he was very smart!” the incoming …read more
Source: The Manila Times