Trump just trashed the Republican Congress for the Russia sanctions bill he signed into law

President Trump.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

President Trump raised eyebrows after publicly skewering his own attorney general last week. On Thursday, he took things a step further, throwing all of Congress under the bus.

Trump signed what he deemed "significantly flawed" legislation Wednesday, which levied new sanctions against Russia after facing pressure from a veto-proof vote on the bill in Congress. In response to the sanctions, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared that "hope for improving our relations with the new U.S. administration is now over."

See more

The comment might just have provoked Trump. On Thursday, the president expressed his ire with the Republican-controlled Congress:

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
See more

In a statement Wednesday, Trump had claimed that "despite its problems, I am signing this bill for the sake of national unity. It represents the will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States. We hope there will be cooperation between our two countries on major global issues so that these sanctions will no longer be necessary."

To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us