Trump Slams Obama as ‘Patsy’ for Russia


President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted he has been tough on Russia, describing former President Barack Obama as a “patsy” for the Kremlin.

“Obama didn’t do it,” Trump told CNBC in an interview at the White House. “Obama was a patsy for Russia.

“A total patsy.”

Under continuing fire for his Helsinki, Finland, comments Monday that backed Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies on election meddling, Trump told reporters Wednesday “there’s been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia.”

Obama, however, sanctioned Moscow over its annexation of Crimea in 2014 and joined with other allies …

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