President Trump has said that U.S. relations with Russia are at an “all time low,” at a NATO conference this week. He admitted that it was “possible, but not likely” that Russia had advanced knowledge of the Syrian chemical attack and may be involved in covering up the culprits of the incident.
“I’ll be speaking with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a little while,” said Trump. “I think he had a very successful meeting with Russia. We’ll see the end result — the end result is the most important, not just the talk. It would be wonderful if NATO and our country can get along with Russia. Right now, we are not getting along at all. We may be at an all time low. Vladimir Putin is the leader of Russia. They are a very strong country, but we are also a strong country. We are going to see how that all works out.”
According to the Daily Caller:
Senior administration officials said Tuesday that Russia “has clear campaign to obfuscate nature of attacks, attackers, and what has happened” in Syria since 2013. When asked if his views of Putin have changed, Trump said, “We are going to see.”
“I can only tell you what I would like to do — I would love to be able to get along with everybody. But I think by the time I’m finished, it’s going to be a lot better place to live in. ‘Cause right now it’s nasty.”
The statement implies that Trump isn’t finished with his intervention in the conflict.