Ben Sasse: Trump should declare Russia an ‘enemy of America’

Source: Washington Examiner | July 16, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., urged President Trump on Monday to declare Russia an “enemy of America and our allies” ahead of the leaders’ summit in Helsinki.

Trump tweeted early Monday that the U.S. relationship with Russia has “NEVER been worse,” blaming his predecessors for their “foolishness and stupidity,” as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“A better thing, Mr. President, would be to declare: ‘Russia is the enemy of America and our allies, and we will expose and respond to their continued cyber-attacks against our nation,’” Sasse responded.

Sasse has been frequently critical of Trump, especially his policies toward Russia. Sasse called on Trump to cancel the meeting with Putin after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officials accused into hacking into computers owned by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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    Ben has to be kidding, right? Trump has to make nice to Putin since the Russians hold the loan. Otherwise, the Russians might call it in.

    Ok, the loan story is a conspiracy theory with no actual proof. But it seems like a plausible explanation — along with the Russians’ assistance with his election. Trump is somehow beholden to Putin and Russia. He couldn’t be so naïve as to believe Russia is America’s friend, could he?

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