After U.S. Diplomatic Staff Drastically Cut in Russia, Trump Thanks Putin

We’re trying to cut payroll.

In a response to the new sanctions bill passed against Russia and signed by President Trump, Russian President Putin ordered that the U.S. cut its diplomatic staff in the nation by 755 people.


What was President Trump’s response, when asked about the unusual move?

He thanked Putin.

“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll,” Trump told reporters at his Bedminster, N.J. golf club.

“There’s no real reason for them to go back. I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States,” he continued. “We’re going to save a lot of money.”

The comments caught the ear of former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and he was not happy.

In fact, McFaul took to Twitter to tweet-rage against Trump’s comments.


Good points. Don’t be surprised or disappointed to find all that is lost on Trump.
This was another off-the-cuff remark by Trump, showing his lack of understanding about his job.


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