President Donald Trump blamed Congress on Thursday for deteriorating America’s relationship with Russia to what he deemed is an “all-time” and “very dangerous low.”
“Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low,” the president tweeted Thursday morning. “You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!”
The House and Senate passed a bill with overwhelming majorities that sanctions Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. It also limits the president’s authority to lift sanctions without congressional approval.
Trump signed the bill on Wednesday but blasted the legislation in a pair of signing statements. The president said the “flawed bill” has “a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.”
“The bill remains seriously flawed — particularly because it encroaches on the executive branch’s authority to negotiate. Congress could not even negotiate a health care bill after seven years of talking,” Trump said.
“I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars. That is a big part of the reason I was elected,” he added. “As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress.”