Trump Signing Russian Sanctions Bill Greeted with Praise and Skepticism: ‘Doesn’t Seem Too Pleased’
President Trump has finally signed Russian sanctions legislation into law. Republicans commended the President while Democrats were more skeptical:
Happy pres signed sanctions bill. Putan wants to break foundation of democracy. We cannot ignore how he threatens freedom around the world
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) August 2, 2017
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) August 2, 2017
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) August 2, 2017
Shouldn't have taken veto-proof action by Congress to ensure @POTUS wouldn't ease sanctions over Russia's interference in our elections.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) August 2, 2017
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) August 2, 2017
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 2, 2017
And the rest of Twitter weighed in too:
With Trump signing the Russian sanctions bill it's a good time for everyone to remember not to click on any suspicious email links….
— Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanNYT) August 2, 2017
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 2, 2017
Trump has expressed more concerns about Congress's Russia sanctions bill than about Putin's expulsion of US diplomats.
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) August 2, 2017
Good Lord. This is the last paragraph of Trump's signing statement on Russia sanctions bill. pic.twitter.com/U1pgayKFAU
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) August 2, 2017
Trump signing the Russian sanctions bill pic.twitter.com/b1BZRnXSNH
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) August 2, 2017
President @realDonaldTrump signed the Russia sanctions bill. Why would he do this if colluding with Russia? Lol
— Madison Gesiotto (@madisongesiotto) August 2, 2017
… And now I will sign into law this legislation that includes “a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions." https://t.co/UQuQgzVTFg
— Niraj Chokshi (@NirajC) August 2, 2017
Trump signs, then says he may not obey, congressional sanctions bill on Russia. Putin is smiling. https://t.co/u5NcUVXDTN
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) August 2, 2017
TREASON SEALED INDICTMENT
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 2, 2017
Hey, @realDonaldTrump, I wanna see you holding up that Russian sanctions bill! What's the deal, brother? Why was there no signing ceremony?
— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) August 2, 2017
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