Trump Blames Congress For Battle With Russia

The Hill reports:

President Trump on Thursday blamed Congress for the current “very dangerous” relationship with Russia. The comments come on day after Trump signed legislation that imposes new sanctions on Russia.

The bill — which was overwhelmingly approved by Congress — limits the president’s ability to lift sanctions on Russia or return diplomatic compounds seized by the Obama administration in retaliation for Russian election meddling.

  • Rex

    Of course he blames Congress.
    He’s certainly not going to take responsibility for anything.
    It’s always someone else’s fault.

    • Todd20036

      I don’t blame Congress for the sanctions. I blame Congress for Trump

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Has Trump registered as a foreign agent yet?

    • David Walker

      Time for the pee pee tape release. C’mon, Pooty. You know you want to, and any time is the “right” time. Mmmmm…humiliation…do it.

      • Exatron

        Are you sure you want to open that particular Ark of the Covenant?

        • David Walker

          As long as I don’t have to watch, bring it on. His fans are waiting for it.

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  • Dutchlander

    And still not a word about the Americans getting extradited from Russia. Whose side is he on?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Putin doesn’t take American Express.

    • Frostbite

      Well certainly not the US citizens side.

  • Gustav2

    …because invading a few neighboring sovereign countries is not such a bad thing. And lets not talk about the Human Rights abuses in Russia. Like our Dear Leader, Putin can do no wrong.

  • ChrisInKansas

    Jesus Christ.

    “The Buck Never Stops Here”

    • Frostbite

      Why would it? He’s filed for bankruptcy, what 4 times now?

      • Jonathan Smith

        7 ?

  • Rex

    I remember a time when we could go a whole month without talking about the President.

    • Jonathan Smith

      damn, you’re old. 🙂

    • barrixines

      As a non-American I could go for years. I’d quite like it to return to that situation as quickly as possible.

    • KBlackie

      Those were the days. I long for their return.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • worstcultever

    He disses the repuke leaders in congress with impunity because he knows they’re as kompromatted as he is.

  • Mark McGovern

    That’s called “Team Building”. Very effective strategy.

  • Bluto
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      HA! He probably thinks that’s how it actually works.

      • cleos_mom

        Very likely since a few weeks ago he actually got a notion about pardoning himself.

  • Rex

    “I alone can fix it” was a huge lie.
    “I alone will blame everyone else” would have been more accurate.

    • clay

      Those aren’t the same thing? 😉

    • Beagle

      “The buck stops over there.”

      • JCF

        “The buck stops everywhere BUT here.”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • canoebum

      It’s been obvious to some of us since the 1970s. We knew way back then he was a world-class asshole. Now the rest of the world gets to know too.

      • pj

        thank you

      • Gustav2

        When I would explain to folks some of the things, even simple things like the flooring in the brand new Trump Tower apartments that were advertised to be solid mahogany but it was a very thin veneer, they would not listen.

        • canoebum

          His projects were always tacky, but much worse, riddled with construction defects. Google “Trump construction defects”; 81,800 results. I worked in Olympic Tower at the time Trump Tower was being constructed. It was plainly visible from the 34th floor where my office was located. Often at night, fires could be seen, burning in the unfinished building.

      • cleos_mom

        That was pretty much our POV here in Missouri during the 2000 election. We voted in a Senate candidate who had been killed in a plane crash a few weeks before; the governor had promised to appoint his wife if he won. The GOP opponent was incumbent John Ashcroft, who GW Bush appointed attorney general.

        Mel Carnahan, the deceased candidate and former Governor, won by a hefty margin. We were sorry to do that to the rest of the country but we figured it was time for him to graduate to being a national pain in the butt.

      • jerry

        A guy who spent his entire life showing everyone he met that he was a con man and an asshole, and now people are surprised to find out that, once he became president, is nothing but a con man and an asshole.

    • Steve Smith

      I think he meant “can’t even take away healthcare from millions of poor folks”.

      • OdieDenCO

        aka: piss on everything Obama did

      • clay

        Yeah, he’s going to have to do that himself with threats, and probably an EO, to cut funding.

    • JCF

      Um, a MAJORITY of American voters knew. #3MillionPlus

  • Tawreos

    The Russians accused him of being weak before congress so he passes the blame off on congress. Is he trying to prove to the Russians, or to the American people that he is not weak?

    • Jeffg166

      They twist the knife with the weak comment. He tries to deflect blame yet again. One sorry, sad, weak old man.

  • ChrisInKansas

    BTW, there is a very disgusting banner ad off to the side today that says “Do you support Trump’s transgender military ban? Click here to vote now” with a messy graphic of three “general” type soldiers of very questionable gender. The company logo says GAD.

  • olandp

    He signed the bill into law. If he wanted to put the blame only on Congress, he should have vetoed, then let Congress override.

    Tell me again how we need “not a politician” running our country…

    • Tawreos

      “Not a politician” might be OK if they were also a functional well adjusted adult.

    • cleos_mom

      Tell me again how we need “not a politician” running our country

      The Mister Smith Goes To Washington myth dies hard.

      I lived in Atlanta GA from 1960 to 1988. Never thought I’d live to see a White House Occupant who couldn’t even measure up to Lester Maddox.

  • Mordred LeFey

    “All-time & very dangerous low”?

    Because the Cold War was such a happy time for both nations.

    • DaddyRay

      Well I do admit to wanting to hide under my desk since Trump took office

    • grindstone

      Are you banging your shoe on the podium as you say that??

      • Mordred LeFey

        Unfortunately I don’t get the reference. Can you explain?

        • clay

          “I will bury you!” speech in the UN

          • Mordred LeFey

            Is it agreeing or disagreeing? I can’t tell!

          • clay

            Just providing an illustration in support of your statement.

          • Mordred LeFey

            Ah. Guess I need to brush up on my 20th century politics. It was way before my time.

          • Adam King

            Nikita Khrushchev.

        • grindstone

          I’m not good at embedding links in disqus, but here ya go, in 1960 at the UN, Khrushchev became a bit agitated when his request to speak was ignored, and then when the head of the Philippine delegation called him out on a bit of hypocrisy:

          “Senator Lorenzo Sumulong, head of the Philippine delegation, had expressed astonishment that Khrushchev was concerned about Western imperialism when the Soviet Union had so forcefully exerted its own influence over the whole of Eastern Europe.

          Nikita Sergeyevich was furious at Sumulong. When he finally had a chance to speak, he called the Filipino a few choice names. Translated from the Russian, the language which he spoke during the incident, he referred to Sumulong as “a jerk, a stooge and a lackey of imperialism.”

          Then … he underscored his words by banging his shoe on the UN desk.”

          • Mordred LeFey

            Alright. I’m curious, was your original statement agreeing or disagreeing?

          • grindstone

            With you? Agreeing!! I lived through the last half of the cold war only to have a Russian in the White House. The emergency broadcast test interrupted our radio shows on the regular: this is a test, it is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency….. this was before it was retooled to include dangerous weather events, btw, it was strictly for incoming missiles.

            It’s like these clowns never spent even a DAY in basic history or civics classes. Even my kid knows more about rule of law than this circus.

    • clay

      Who doesn’t enjoy a naval armada to the Caribbean?
      What’s a little high altitude aerial combat between the boys?
      The Berlin Wall was an immigration deterrent.

  • Todd20036

    Hey Congress, still think he should remain president?

  • barrixines

    No myocardial infarction? Oh well, hope springs eternal.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/FT35D5ADZL9IY/giphy.gif

    • worstcultever

      She almost looks butch there!

      • barrixines

        I thought that was the story – butch plays femme to land herself a plantation. Who do you think Mammy was really wearing that red silk petticoat for?

  • TexasBoy

    Oh Donnie, I ‘m younger that you are, and I remember the cold war was a much more dangerous time. And, how funny, that it has only become (using your words) “very dangerous” again under YOUR administration.

  • canoebum

    I hope he keeps going with his dissing of Congress. They’ll be so glad to see him for the Impeachment Trial in the Senate, knowing he holds them all in such high regard.

    • Jeffg166

      As long as self interest & party over country is the republican position I don’t expect to see him impeached anytime soon.

      • canoebum

        His approval ratings are at an historical low. He’s a Republican. That shit stain will be all over the GOP as they bid for re-election. Don’t think for a minute they don’t know it.

        • Jeffg166

          He wasn’t suppose to “win” in the first place. I’m still not sure he actually “won” given this whole Russian thing. The republicans have to walk a very fine line until 2018 with their batshit crazy base. I’d think most of them up for reelection hope he drops dead sooner rather than later.

    • BobSF_94117

      Republicans always dis Congress. They then follow it up with campaign advertising to “throw the bums out” aimed only at Dems. It works quite well.

  • Snownova

    I guess he forgot this little thing called the COLD WAR happened? I mean didn’t this asshole grow up during the time that “duck and cover” was a thing?

    • GayOldLady

      Yes he did, but I have no doubt he was one of those privileged few who had their very own fallout shelter.

    • Adam King

      He is now and always has been oblivious to what’s happening in the real world.

  • Tiger Quinn

    I have healthcare. It’s called the ACA. Trump has healthcare by being *gag* the President.

    This asshole…..

  • GayOldLady

    He’s tiptoeing precariously close to forever alienating the people in the GOP that he needs in the Congress. This is perhaps the STUPIDEST POTUS of all time. He’s nutz!

    #25thThe45th

  • DaddyRay

    Congress wouldn’t have had to take the extreme measure if they felt they could trust the President of the United States

    • Librarykid

      A-FUCKING-MEN!

  • Ninja0980

    LOL to all the people who said Kelly would reign him in.

    • GayOldLady

      What are the odds that Kelly will be gone before the first day of Fall.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Who are they kidding?! We know Beyonce is the Diana Ross of Destiny’s Child. Wait! What are we talking about?

    • kaydenpat

      Trump’s ego cannot be reigned in.

    • clay

      You know/heard people say that? Kelly might reign in the visible in-fighting and chaos, but I doubt even that since Donny seems to like it. Kelly will restrict access and clean chains of command, until Donny gets bored.

  • Steve Smith

    His relationship with congress improves all the time. They’re awful, he’s worse. How much longer are they going to put up with this BS before they kick him out?

    • Jeffg166

      When he cost them enough money.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Oh Biggly dangerous! So much more dangerous than the Cuban crisis and Saint Reagan Cold War combine. Hide your husbands and hide your children! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9140e49f5fd93bbed3fb0e00aa45ac43972aad084f1a86a4084c03a4436c74b1.gif

  • GeneInSJ

    I’m sure that even several members of his own party are looking forward to those impeachment hearings at this point.

  • BobSF_94117

    He’s just setting up a ginormous concession to the Russians which Congress will fight — more disruption of American politics — and which Congress will lose.

  • Karl Dubhe

    It’s nice to see that Trump will defend his banker of last resort so staunchly.

    25 45

  • GayOldLady

    You better save your own asses GOP or he’s going to take you down the shitter with him.
    http://www.gopocalypse.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Trump-Approval-Ratings.jpg

  • Acronym Jim

    They couldn’t “give us take away HCare!” but they could take away your ability to unilaterally set Russian diplomatic policy.

    Sad! /s

    • GayOldLady

      In his Signing Statement yesterday he basically said that the Congress had overstepped it’s authority and were in violation of the Constitution. In other words, he’ll challenge the law. I can’t wait to see what the first concession to the Russians will be. And Russia is mocking him on Twitter
      https://twitter.com/MedvedevRussiaE

      • Acronym Jim

        Kidding aside, I think Trump is just a figurehead when it comes to Russian diplomacy. The person we really need to keep our eye on is “medal of friendship” recipient and Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.

      • ColdCountry

        Well, his lawyers said that. But he signed it! If he believed it to be unconstitutional, he had an imperative to veto it, even if it would make no difference, but he signed it anyway. He has NO CLUE what he’s doing, but he forges ahead, anyway. You OWN this, Donny boy.

  • OdieDenCO

    really donny? congress made your puppet master hack the 2016 elections?

  • netxtown

    Damn. Another day sacrificed cuz the orange fool didn’t drop dead overnight.

    • OdieDenCO

      where’s the ratings in that. dropping dead mid day on camera, now that’s entertainment!

  • RoverSerton

    Always a great idea to piss on the people that are one report for being forced into an impeachment.

  • zhera

    Feeling the pressure, Donnie? Too bad, urine trouble now!

  • Jonathan Smith

    I AM NOT letting the Orange Shitgibbon ruin my day, like he is trying to do my life. Have CUTE! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ec0a74c54054be085f3cb4a897072a1e1ee8d55d809bbf889ac770ccdd29f48.jpg

    • djcoastermark

      You can post as many baby goat pictures as you like. Me likey.

      • Jonathan Smith

        you MAY be biased. just sayin’

        • Adam King

          I, however, am a totally objective third party who says baby goats are in fact cute and we the American people do indeed likey.

    • Todd20036

      Trump alone can fix them…

  • joe ho

    This attack on Congress shows he and Putin are still coordinating their messaging.

    Putin is trying to weaken American civic institutions and deepen divisions in American society. Trump is the tool.

    • Librarykid

      He didn’t choose a very sharp tool, just one that makes a lot of noise.

      • joe ho

        actually steve bannon(the brains behind trump) is pretty sharp and he knows how to message, dog whistle, and drive wedge issues that splinter the democrats while appealing to republicans’ basest instincts (e.g., the police brutality remarks).

  • Joe in PA

    Maybe this is why Trumpee has his panties in a knot…he thinks he is being ousted.

    Bwahahaha

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/russia-warns-trump-establishment-aims-to-oust-him/

    • zhera

      Donnie grew up with mafia connections all over the place. He knows you don’t fuck with the mafia. And Russia is the biggest mafia of all now; they own Donnie and his kids. They want their ROI and they want it now.

      Donnie should be very, very nervous.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Interesting. It reads to me like Medvedev is trying to goad Trump into taking some reckless action, ultimately to the benefit of the RF. So far and fortunately, Trump’s general incompetence has prevented him from stepping much out of line, notwithstanding his big mouth.

      • Joe in PA

        That was my first thought. They are fucking with him.

        • Librarykid

          They are fucking with him because they OWN him.

    • Adam King

      Trump shares the Russian blind spot concerning the Constitutional balance of power. They just don’t get it.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Hmmmmmm maybe the idiot wondering off meeting with Putin without a single counsel on his side could be the trigger? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7b0202ff0cc44c2771a04a1870e7f3b7329692e89837b11c62ae45cc60e5e0a0.jpg

  • ceeenbee

    OT/

    Has the shitgibbon gotten our three remaining hostages out of North Korea? He criticized Real President Obama and said they should have been back in one day. He’s had seven months now. Are they back yet?

  • Tom

    A real leader we got here….
    tRump and Tillerson-Putins lackeys.

  • GayOldLady
  • Michael R
  • cleos_mom

    Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low.

    I remember October of 1962; especially seeing my Dad go off to work one day that last week and wondering if I’d see him again. A nation standing on the edge of all-out nuclear warfare — and feeling it’s about to lose its balance — was an historic low point if ever there was one.

    Can you imagine how JFK would have handled it if he’d been like Trump? He’d be spitting out hysterical tweets blaming Mamie Eisenhower.

    • Ken M

      Sounds like it’s time to add Russia to the “No entry” list. That would go over well. : )

  • kaydenpat

    So let’s vote out the Repubs who control Congress then. Works for me.

  • Adam King

    Yeah, sure…This is even worst than the Cuban missile crisis!

  • dcurlee

    His actions just keep telling us who he is in bed with…..and it ain’t meliana

  • BobSF_94117

    It’s so bizarre how this sanctions bill is being twisted by everyone.

    The press is acting like it’s some show of unity in the Congress. The only reason it passed by such huge margins is because the GOP voted for it to slam Iran.

    It IS a usurpation of presidential power and is almost certainly unconstitutional.

    In terms of real impact on Russia, it’s a nothing burger under this administration. Putin’s gross over-reaction has got to be about some larger plan.

    Not good. Not good.

    • Natty Enquirer

      They are calling Trump a chicken, hoping to goad the White House into a more forceful (and reckless) role in federal politics. Russia’s patience is wearing thin.

      • Librarykid

        Lovely country you got here. Be a shame if anything happened to it.

      • BobSF_94117

        Meh… I think they’re constructing a theatrical set in which impending doom is thwarted by a brave American president reasserting his authority and embracing the future by forgiving Russia for, well, everything.

    • clay

      But it’s also the end of Cheney’s unitary executive.

      • Treant

        And the start of Pence’s urinary executive.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Three words, Cheetolina: “Cuban Missile Crisis.”

    • Ken M

      “That was the USSR and Khrushchev, this is Russia and Putin…it’s not the same.” Some magical words form the King of Compare. : ) face palm and eye roll time

  • Ross

    I am livin’ for the results of the Mueller Investigation.

    From Electoral-Vote.com:

    Here is Mueller’s team of 16 lawyers as of today:
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2057770a3ba8161c3f4d885950c0620f650f8bf60d71fc586d6df4e79acb838.png

    • Treant

      I’m guessing they’re finding a lot of fraud and corruption…

    • The_Wretched

      WH to dismiss Meuller’s investigation as a Jewish conspiracy.

    • ColdCountry

      Now that is how to put a winning team together.

  • Marides48

    And what are you going to do about it Mr. President?

    • Ross

      Whine.

      Just whine.

    • Ken M

      He leaves on vaca tomorrow, so I guess he’ll play golf.

      • clay

        How “humanizing”.

        • Ken M

          But, sad to say, not surprising.

  • Piernudo15

    UGH! The annoying Amazon pop-up ad has returned – with a vengeance!!!

  • JaniceInToronto

    I could have sworn he said only he could fit ‘merikas problems…

    • Scout

      And it will be “so easy”

  • Ken M

    In 24 hours..He signs, decries, and now slings blame for the bill. Oh well, off to the greens for a couple weeks. I sooooo hope it rains.

    • clay

      The Mid-Atlantic has been under flood watch like every other day for the last two weeks. I see the long-term forecast is predicting a continuation of that pattern due to stable jet stream.

  • TimJ

    I am delighted to see that strong daddy John Kelly hasn’t been able to control Trump’s tweets. Trump must have locked the bathroom door.

    • clay

      Kelly’s not there to control Trump. Kelly’s there to control those who would control Trump. This will last only until Trump gets tired of a controlled environment.

  • Hanwi

    Pretty sure we already have health care thanks to O, is he new here?

  • Halou

    Has he still not issued a statement about the embassy expulsions?

  • narutomania

    Dear Democratic Leadership:

    Please keep a large file of all these vocal ejaculations made by Drumpf so you can use them in the mid-term elections next year. After all, how could republikkklans hope to retain either the Senate or the House with their very own Presidunce saying things like this?

    They will have a very tough time selling themselves as the best alternative.

    Thank you.
    A Voter
    (who has voted in every election since 1986).

  • “Can’t even give us HCare”?

    WE HAVE HEALTHCARE YOU ORANGE FISTULA.

    • narutomania

      And if the he and the Republikkklan constabulary would just let the Affordable Care Act work the way it was designed, then literally MILLIONS OF AMERICANS could not only keep their very useful health insurance, many more could actually have it.

  • The_Wretched

    Point of order – we have healthcare. It has problems but the BCRA or “repeal of healthcare” was trying to end it.

    Also, keep blaming congress. I’m sure Puuty will cut you some slack. Sure.

  • JWC
  • Bob Conti

    Oh Fearless Leader… you might want to have Ivanka read this to you:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/38e4f871c134342edd0756e34ea6fd9b2bff15e388af43233011c70082a7cb87.jpg

    • Gianni

      But for one thing: He has the attention span of a gnat. A mouse in a maze could learn it faster than he could looking down on it.

  • Ben in Oakland

    All time low, says the man who never read a history book, unless it was the history of Goldilocks and the tHree Bears

  • Dagoril

    Fucking traitor.

  • Richard B

    Consider this failed businessman, the bankrupted one, the one American banks would not loan any money to, the one who sold his soul to the devil and allowed the Russians to invest a disproportionate percentage of his assets to, to the tune of hundred of millions of dollars, some say billions, to use his assets in order to money launder billions of dollars through to avoid sanctions, and use that money for nefarious deeds, that this businessman became so invested with the Russians, they owned him to a degree that he was boxed in and became literally a puppet of theirs and in return, he lived a bigger than life lifestyle in a gilded tower complete with golden toilets, walls and ceilings. The Russians were so successful with Trump, they expanded their money laundering operations by building resorts, luxury hotels, and golf courses all over the world. The Trump name became a brand, but in realty, he owned little, but his Russian masters allowed him to live a bigger than life lifestyle. It went to his head and he started getting involved in politics shooting comments about politicians. Trump was raised by a father who was a secret Klu Klux Klan member and the apple did not fall far from the tree. When President Barak Obama rose to power, it drove Trump crazy a black man was running the country and he spent 8 years using his resources to frame the black president as illegitimate. In 2011, at the WH Correspondents Dinner, President Obama, gently roasted Trump stating he would turn the WH into a casino with whirlpool gardens and Trump’s ego was bruised. His revenge was to run for president and his secret Russian investor partners to backed him. When he ran, they used all their technology and cyber resources to hack his opponents, voting machines, and cleverly use social media to shape American opinions. The strategy worked and surprised everyone. With no skillsets to govern, Trump surrounded himself with an American oligarchy, much like the Russian system, to govern our great nation. The problem was the press figured out the scheme and informed the public, who pressured their elected congressman to begin to punish the Russians for their interference in our elections while the investigations are underway to get the whole story out. The Russians are upset their investment in Trump, has soured, are threatening to ruin him, and thus, Trump is angry with those who are starting to exact justice against our Russian enemy adversary.
    Any questions?

  • James

    Why can’t we blame you, the greatest deal-maker of all time?

  • JCF
  • The Affordable Care Act is “Obamacare” because the previous president’s made it happen, but the failure to pass Trumpcare is the fault of congress?