Trump Talks ‘Bad Blood’ With Russia, Threatens MAJOR Action

On Wednesday, President Trump took to social media and criticized the country of Russia over their handling of the Syrian conflict. Over the last few years, the Russian government has allied themselves with the Syrian government – under the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – and recently vowed to shoot down any missiles intending to strike government buildings. This promise to shoot down missiles would include preventing missile attacks from the United States.

During his social media tirade, Trump essentially said Russia’s continual support of the Assad regime is a mistake and then threatened that the United States would be getting involved. The United States president warned Russian President Vladimir Puting to “get ready” and said that “nice, new and smart” missiles would be coming into Syria.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” Trump tweeted.

Trump lamented the current status of the American-Russian relationship and said tensions were at their worse now than at any point in history, including the Cold War conflict. “There is no reason for this,” Trump said before he said that “all nations” should work together to stop the conflict.

“Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?” Trump said.

The President put some blame on the heightened tensions on Democrats and the continued investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into potential Russian interference or collusion in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump added, “Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!”

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As Washington Examiner reports, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov offered a similar assessment of the tense U.S.-Russia relationship last week:

“The situation is worse compared to the classical Cold War since some sort of rules were in force at that time and some decency was in place,” Lavrov said.

The U.S. and Russia have expelled dozens of each others’ diplomats, and the U.S. has been ratcheting up sanctions against Russian officials and businesses for their provocative actions around the world, including interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Tensions are also building in Syria, where the U.S. is expected to retaliate for Syria’s use of a chemical weapon against it’s own people. Russia has warned the U.S. against retaliation, but Trump warned Wednesday morning that Russia needs to be ready to respond to a U.S. missile strike.

Daily Wire has more:

The president’s tweets come in an increasingly belligerent battle of words. Earlier this week, Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, said Russia would target any incoming missiles to Syria. Last week, reports emerged that a chemical weapons attack had killed at least 40 rebels — Trump blamed Russia and Iran for the attack, both of whom have denied the allegation.

“If there is a U.S. missile attack, we — in line with both Putin and Russia’s chief of staff’s remarks — will shoot down U.S. rockets and even the sources that launched the missiles,” Zasypin said, according to Al Jazeera.

Trump has also blamed Syrian President Bashar al Assad, a strong ally of Russia. “It was an atrocious attack. It was horrible,” Trump said at the White House. “This is about humanity and it can’t be allowed to happen.”