CNN’s Poppy Harlow Says Trump Has Been Tougher On Russia Than Obama

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CNN’s Poppy Harlow compared President Trump’s tough actions on Russia to those of the Obama administration’s during a Wednesday episode of  “CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow.”


“Would you concede that his administration’s actions against Russia — be it the sanctions, be it the selling of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine — are tough actions on Russia; arguably tougher actions on Russia, some would say, than the Obama administration’s?” Harlow asked Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.).

“We had to drag the White House kicking and screaming to impose sanctions on Russia … Of course, having a good relationship with a country is always in our interest.”

Just minutes later, CNN ran a graphic that listed all of President Trump’s staunch actions taken against the Kremlin.


Some of the actions taken by the Trump administration that are hostile towards Russia include arming Ukraine with anti-tank missiles, inducting 13 Russian nationals, expelling 60 Russian diplomats and sanctioning seven Russian oligarchs with ties to Putin. (RELATED: TRUMP ASKED ABOUT BEING SOFT ON PUTIN – TRUMP GIVES THEM A BLOODY REMINDER THAT HE HASN’T)

This praise comes as President Trump has faced widespread and bi-partisan backlash for his comments in Helsinki, Finland, as well as his attempted clarification yesterday.

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