Trump congratulated Putin after his national security team told him not to: report

Source: The Hill | March 20, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen

President Trump congratulated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on his reelection victory despite his national security advisers warning him specifically not to do so, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Trump’s national security team had told Trump not to congratulate Putin on winning a fourth term during a phone call on Tuesday, even placing a section in his briefing materials that read “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” in all-capital letters, according to the Post.

However, Trump did congratulate Putin during the call.

Trump also did not follow aides’ instructions that he condemn Putin over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the U.K., according to the Post.


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    Why does he bother having advisers if he doesn’t listen to them?

    Bad optics. Not good to congratulate a tyrant on his sham election, especially when you are under suspicion for colluding with him to rig your election.

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