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

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."

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

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."