US President Donald Trump reiterates his stance towards the recent reelection of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, arguing that former President Barack Obama had similarly congratulated the Russian leader in the past.
Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday that he is standing by his decision to call Putin after his latest victory in the Russian presidential election, a move that came under fire by some of the US president’s critics.
“I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also),” said the president.
Trump further said that the fake news media wants him to “excoriate” the image of President Putin.
“The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing.”
Since the 2016 campaign, Trump has repeatedly used the term “fake news” largely for any coverage…