Really? Obama says it was his approach throughout his presidency for a good relationship with Russia5 minute read
In president Obama’s final press conference earlier today, he stated he feels “It’s in America’s interest that we have a constructive relationship with Russia” and that was his approach throughout his presidency when asked about Trump possibly lifting sanctions on Russia.
“The president-elect has said that he would consider lifting sanctions on Russia if they substantially reduced their nuclear stockpile. Given your own efforts at arms control, do you think that’s an effective strategy? Knowing this office and Mr. Trump, how would you advise his advisers to help him be effective when he deals with Vladimir Putin. And given your actions recently on Russia, do you think those sanctions should be lifted.”
Obama had this to say in his response…
Well, a couple of things. Number one, I think it is in America’s interest and the world’s interest that we have a constructive relationship with Russia. That’s been my approach throughout my presidency. Where our interests have overlapped we’ve worked together.
At the beginning of my term, I did what I could to encourage Russia to be a constructive member of the international community and tried to work with the president and the government of Russia in helping them diversify their economy, improve their economy, use the incredible talents of the Russian people in more constructive ways.
I think it’s fair to say that after President Putin came back into the presidency, that an escalating anti-American rhetoric and an approach to global affairs that seem to be premised on the idea that whatever America’s trying to do must be bad for Russians, so we want to try to counter act whatever they do. That returned to an adversarial spirit that I think existed during the Cold War, has made the relationship more difficult.
It never ceases to amaze me how much crap continues to pour out of Barack Obama’s mouth. He says one thing and does the exact opposite. For several years now Obama has never shied away from talking unnecessary shots at Vladimir Putin and try and damage the Russian and American relationship. Yet he tries to sell us that he has tried throughout his presidency to keep the peace between Russia and America? We see through your lies Obama, goodbye!Follow us!