Joe Scarborough Accuses Trump Of Bowing To Putin Just Moments After The President Threatened To Ruin Russia’s Day With Missiles

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President Donald Trump told Russia to “get ready” for missile strikes in Syria, and “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough’s immediate reaction was to accuse the president of bowing to Vladimir Putin.

Responding to a pair of the president’s tweets Wednesday morning warning Russia of imminent U.S. action in Syria and calling for improved U.S.-Russian relations, Scarborough, a former congressman and one of the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” concluded that American relations with Russia are complicated by Trump’s obedience to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


“That is the carrot following the stick,” Scarborough explained.

“Yes, there is a possibility for us to sit down and actually improve our relationship with Russia, but certainly we can’t do that if Donald Trump seems as obsequious to Vladimir Putin and desperate for a relationship or friendship with Vladimir Putin,” he said.

Trump called out Putin directly over the weekend, asserting that he is partially responsible for the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria because the Russians support the Syrian government and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The Trump administration claims that it is tougher on Russia than previous administrations, asserting that it has taken numerous steps to put pressure on Moscow, including sanctions and punitive diplomatic actions.

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