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Remember when a much ill-informed President-elect Donald Trump said the US and other countries needed more nuclear weapons? It turns out that he’s now flip-flopping on that issue, claiming that a deal with Russia could lend itself to a reduction in both countries’ nuclear arsenal.
“They have sanctions on Russia — let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia,” Mr. Trump told The Times of London. “For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it.”
It has been less than a month since the Obama administration imposed new sanctions on Russia and expelled 35 of its diplomats from the U.S. in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
During his first post-election press conference Donald Trump said he hoped to have a better relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin than his predecessor managed. However, he also admitted that Russia’s intervention in Syria was a “very bad thing” that’s caused a “terrible humanitarian situation.”
In a laughable moment, he also told The Times that his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who will be a senior adviser in the White House and will attempt to broker a Middle East peace deal.
The Kushner move is a slap in the face to anti-nepotism laws that are already on the books.
No further details about his plans for Russian have been revealed at this time.
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