On Sunday morning, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley stated that sanctions against Russia will “be coming down” on Monday, emphasizing that the U.S. will issue a tougher approach on Moscow. But roughly 24 hours later, the administration signaled they have not decided on a definite course of action, all thanks to President Donald Trump.
Following the chemical weapons attack in Syria last week, the more appropriate move would be to punish Russia for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Since Trump is Putin’s little puppet, the White House has backed out of this plan, undermining Haley’s announcement.
“We are considering additional sanctions on Russia and a decision will be made in the near future,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
According to the Washington Post, Trump was reportedly upset that the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them.
From The Post:
Administration officials said the economic sanctions were under serious consideration, along with other measures that could be taken against Russia, but said Trump had not given final authorization to implement them. Administration officials said Monday it was unlikely Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russia, describing the strategy as being in a holding pattern.”
Nonetheless, the White House contradicted that message quickly enough, so it certainly isn’t clear whether or not Nikki Haley received approval to release the announcement on sanctions. However, the way this White White mismanages everything — who the heck knows what was approved or not.
Let it be known that this administration is more confused than ever. It emanates from the top down. They have no message. They have no control. The only thing they have is the chaos that creates enough distractions that no issue stays in focus long enough for the truth about it to be fully discovered. Planned or accidental — it does not bode well for the future of this once great nation. There is nothing “great” about Trump’s America. It’s the biggest fleecing job our country has ever witnessed.
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