Trey Gowdy: Trump’s Done ‘A Hell of a Lot Better’ on Russia Than Obama

On Fox News Sunday this morning, Congressman Trey Gowdy said that President Trump has been doing a better job responding to Russia than former President Barack Obama did.

Chris Wallace, who was recently critical of Trump’s wishy-washy statements on Russia, asked Gowdy, “Do you think the President has stood up, has taken action against Vladimir Putin or do you wish he had been tougher to him?”

Gowdy responded, “I think he’s done a hell of a lot better job than President Obama did.”

He elaborated:

“It wasn’t Donald Trump who laughed when Mitt Romney said Russia was our number one geopolitical enemy and it wasn’t President Trump who handed that awkward reset button to the Russians and it wasn’t President Trump who said on a hot mic, ‘I’ll have more flexibility in the second term.’ All of that was Obama.”

Gowdy said he still hopes Trump “does more,” but even now he still thinks “he did a hell of a lot more” than Obama.

Watch above, via Fox.

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