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Monday, April 16, 2018

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as "international economic raiding."

Preparations to punish Russia anew for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria caused consternation at the White House.

Haley had said on CBS News's "Face the Nation" that sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Assad's alleged chemical weapons attack would be announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

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But Trump conferred with his national security advisers later Sunday and told them he was upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them, according to several people familiar with the plan.

Administration officials said the economic sanctions were under serious consideration, along with other measures that could be taken against Russia, but said Trump had not given final authorization to implement them.

Administration officials said Monday it was unlikely Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russia, describing the strategy as being in a holding pattern.

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"Sometime after Haley's comments on CBS, the Trump administration notified the Russian Embassy in Washington that the sanctions were not in fact coming, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

The Trump team decided to publicly characterize Haley's announcement as a misstatement. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Monday: "We are considering additional sanctions on Russia and a decision will be made in the near future."

Soooo.... Donnie Douche got a reprimand and new orders from the Kremlin. Figures.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-16 03:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No collusion here, no way. Just the POTUS running scared of Russians. Cadet bone spurs is showing his true colors, orange with a big yellow streak down his back. SAD!

#2 | Posted by bored at 2018-04-16 05:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You're the puppet.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-16 05:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is truly pathetic.

And I thought Obama was weak; Trump makes B. Hussein look like Churchill.

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-04-16 06:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

PTP; Pee Tape Power!

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-16 08:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

PTP; Pee Tape Power!

POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-04-16 08:14 PM | REPLY

Or Pee Tinkle Power.

#6 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-04-16 09:06 PM | Reply

#4 Trump is looking like Neville Chamberlain when it comes to Russia.

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-17 06:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump cut Nikki Haley off at the knees. Probably never needed her any higher than that.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-04-17 07:59 AM | Reply

Enough picking on Chamberlain. WI was fresh in his mind and he knew the RAF couldn't stand up to the Germans in 1938.

Trump, on the other hand, is s caustic mixture of coward and bully.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-04-17 08:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All the Conservatives in here were talking about how the new sanctions PROVE Trump wasn't owned by Putin.

There goes that talking point.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-17 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You notice they are avoiding this thread like ebola.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2018-04-17 04:01 PM | Reply

Make America Genuflect Again

#12 | Posted by bored at 2018-04-18 12:20 PM | Reply

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