Speaking in the Oval Office following a photo-op with the visiting Irish PM, US President Donald Trump has said it appears that Russia was behind the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal.
A member of the press corps asked the president if he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind the attack, prompting Trump to respond that “it looks like it.”
“I’ve spoken with the [British] prime minister and we are in deep discussions. It’s a very sad situation,” he continued.
“It certainly looks like the Russians were behind it. Something that should never, ever happen and we’re taking it very seriously as, I think, are many others.”
Pres. Trump on whether Russia was responsible for nerve agent attack in the UK: "It looks like it...it certainly looks like the Russians were behind it." https://t.co/DjUQ4Op9vr pic.twitter.com/IR9MWDJA3K— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) March 15, 2018
Somehow, we are sure, the Left will find a way to explain why a "puppet of Putin" would unload more sanctions, issue a joint statement decrying Russia's actions, and now publicly state that it looks like Russia did it.
Of course, that's not all. As Benjamin Weingarten (@BHWeingarten) notes, the Trump administration has:
Sold missile defense to Poland
Upped EU military sales
Crushed Russian mercenaries
Threatened #Russia-backed #IranDeal
Oriented nuke/missile defense towards Russia