UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May has suggested that Russia is the culprit behind a recent nerve agent attack that targeted Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. The incident has the potential to plunge the relationship between the UK and Russia, with the international community commenting on the incident. Of course, this meant that President Donald Trump had to chip in with his commentary.
Trump’s Word Vomit
During a brief press conference outside of the White House, the president seemed to back Theresa May and her claims that Russia was responsible for these nerve agent attacks. However, he dodged publicly condemning Vladimir Putin and his regime. It’s also worth noting that during his conference, he put a spotlight on his own bias by saying this:
“As soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be.”
Facts are indisputable, void of perception and exist in objective reality — they aren’t open to disagreement or agreement. Trump may say that he backs the prime minister, but his words are open to interpretation.
Trump Administration Scared To Attack Russia
The Trump administration has refused to enact sanctions against Russia, and the president himself seems to bend over backward for the hostile foreign power. Trump’s awkward word vomit came a day after Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to condemn Russia. Instead, she became something akin to a contortionist with how she dodged questions.
In yesterday’s press conference, Sanders read out a statement in which Russia wasn’t even mentioned. “Right now, we are standing with our UK allies — I think they are still working through some of the details of that,” she flatly stated. When a reporter said that the prime minister accused Russia, she evaded the accusation by saying that “we stand with our ally and we certainly fully support them and are ready if we can be of any assistance of them.” Then she moved on to another reporter.
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