President Trump made a call to his Russian counterpart and sees in that diplomatic action nothing bad. The American leader defends his call to Mr Putin because it is one of common etiquettes’ norm.
Donald Trump described the phone conversation with Vladimir Putin as a “very good call”, American leader congratulated the Kremlin boss with his fourth term as a President. On Wednesday, Trump defended his call on Twitter amid widespread backlash over the call, which reinforced the perception that his administration has adopted a less aggressive posture toward Russia.
Donald Trump is under fire for that his congratulatory call to Mr Putin, the US Rep John McCain criticised POTUS, saying that the President of the United States does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. In his official statement, McCain said:
“And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election to determine their country’s future, including the countless Russian patriots who have risked so much to protest and resist Putin’s regime.”
No need to say that Donald Trump has his own point of view on the calls to the counterparts, but he is at odds with his own administration. Where the US has been forceful in condemning the Salisbury attack POTUS – publicly – has taken a softer tone.