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Trump reiterated his claim on Wednesday that “there has been nobody tougher than me” on Russia, just days after he publicly undermined his own administration’s plan to impose additional sanctions on Russia.
Trump made the remarks at the end of a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday evening.
After walking away from the microphone, Trump returned to answer a question about whether he would go through with his administration’s plan to impose new sanctions on Russia as punishment for its role in supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
“We’ll do sanctions on Russia as soon as they very much deserve it,” Trump said, implying that providing assistance to a dictator who gasses his own people is not worthy of punishment.…