‘We agree’: Moscow reacts to Trump’s tweet blaming US ‘stupidity’ for worsening US-Russia ties
“We agree,” the ministry tweeted succinctly on Monday, minutes before Trump and Vladimir Putin began their meeting in Helsinki with a handshake and a pledge to discuss all the differences between their nations.
Earlier on Monday, the US president took to his favorite platform – Twitter – to describe the extent of the sour ties between Moscow and Washington. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt! (sic)” Trump wrote.
The relationship between Russia and the US is probably at its lowest point since the end of the Cold War. Trump earlier stressed that he was going into the summit with “low expectations,” adding that “nothing bad is going to come out of it and maybe some good will come out of it.” He also caused waves of heated discussion across the internet after tweeting that even if he were granted Moscow as retribution; his critics would say it’s not good enough.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insists that the prospect of improving ties between Moscow and Washington is in Russia’s hands. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, however, believes that the Putin will definitely put Russia’s interests first but will respect Trump’s ‘reciprocal beliefs.’ “This principle works for any head of state. Any head of state, when talking to their foreign counterparts, has to take care of the interests of their state,” Peskov added, speaking to RT.
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