Trump Slams His Own Congress Over Russian Sanctions Bill That He Signed

Trump Slams His Own Congress Over Russian Sanctions Bill That He Signed

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After signing a bill on Wednesday imposing sanctions on Russia for meddling with the 2016 presidential election, as well as it's seizure of Crimea in 2014, President Trump took Twitter the following morning to criticize Congress.

The bill, which easily passed both chambers of Congress, also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, and was called "unconstitutional" by Trump because it "encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate."

The legislation includes language that specifically limits Trump's ability to lift the sanctions, which didn't sit well with the President.

"I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars," he bragged in a statement. "That is a big part of the reason I was elected. As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress."

Vladimir Putin has responded to the sanctions by ordering the removal of 755 U.S. diplomats and staff, and seizing two buildings used by those diplomats.

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Over on Twitter, many were suspicious of Trump's motives:

It certainly won't be good for the bromance:

A sad, sad day for the Trump White House:


H/T: Huffington Post, Twitter, Twitter

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