Trump: Current Relations With Russia Worse Than Cold War

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump lamented the poor state of relations between the U.S. and Russia moments after warning the country he would strike Syria despite their protests.

Trump has been particularly incensed with Russia in recent days for continuing to back Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his use of deadly force against civilian populations. The President, however, has also called for good relations with Russia, saying recently it “would be a good thing, not a bad thing,” to get along with Russia and that “just about everybody agrees to that, except very stupid people, OK?”

Trump also has expressed alarm at Russia’s modernization of its nuclear weapons program and has repeatedly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to end it.