Trump’s blame is not misplaced. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Update: shortly after he took credit for the record stock market and business enthusiasm, Trump – accurately – blamed Congress for the current “very dangerous” relationship with Russia, when he tweeted that
“Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!”
On Wednesday Trump similarly lashed out at Congress when signing the legislation, arguing the bill limited his executive power and ability to negotiate with Moscow.
“By limiting the executive’s flexibility, this bill makes it harder for the United States to strike good deals for the American people, and will drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together,” Trump said in a sharply worded statement. He also said the bill was “seriously flawed” and included “a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.”
Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!
Trump has in the past faced backlash for his attempts to form ties with Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin. His comments come amid widening investigations into whether his associates colluded with Moscow during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump’s escalating fight with Congress republicans comes at a troubling time for the president: just as his approval ratings plumb all time lows, and just over a month before the critical negotiations over the US debt ceiling are set to take place. Failure to reach agreement there would lead not only to government shutdown, but also a technical default.
To continue reading: Trump: “Thank Congress That US-Russia Relations Are At All-Time And Dangerous Lows”