Russian TV Host Celebrates After Trump Refuses To Enforce New Sanctions

Russia’s state television host Olga Skabeeva celebrated on Россия 24 while reporting that President Donald Trump is refusing to enforce new sanctions against Russia, per a U.S. law that was passed in August 2016 and reluctantly signed by Trump (video below).

Julia Davis, of the Russian Media Monitor website, tweeted that Skabeeva told her viewers:

Seemingly, Trump is ours again. So far, he’s being quiet and not supporting the sanctions.

Russia Co-host Evgeny Popov added: “Well, it seems that way.”

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert gave an excuse why Trump illegally refused to carry out the law, notes Reuters:

Today, we have informed Congress that this legislation and its implementation are deterring Russian defense sales. Since the enactment of the … legislation, we estimate that foreign governments have abandoned planned or announced purchases of several billion dollars in Russian defense acquisitions.

(Sources: Julia Davis‏/Twitter, Reuters, Россия 24/YouTube)

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