Trump: Russia got stronger because Obama was ‘weak’

Trump: Russia got stronger because Obama was ‘weak’
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President Trump on Tuesday morning accused former President Obama of being too weak on Russia, saying Moscow “got stronger and stronger” during his predecessor’s tenure.

“For eight years Russia 'ran over' President Obama, got stronger and stronger, picked-off Crimea and added missiles. Weak!” Trump tweeted.


Trump tagged “Fox and Friends” in his tweet. Earlier Tuesday, he incorrectly blamed Obama for releasing 122 "vicious" prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center, after Fox News’s morning show discussed it.

In fact, 113 of the 122 former detainees who have re-engaged in terrorism were released when George W. Bush was still president.

The president has spent the last several days leveling attacks at Obama, starting Saturday morning when he claimed without citing proof that Obama wiretapped him during the campaign.

Trump has sought to push back on accusations that his administration is too cozy with Russia. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that the Kremlin interfered in last year's election specifically to help Trump win. Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThose predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold The metaverse is coming — society should be wary MORE last week acknowledged that he met with Russia's U.S. envoy during the campaign after denying doing so during his confirmation hearings. At the time, Sessions said he was acting as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, not as a Trump surrogate.