Rand Paul sides with Trump in Russia, says that the critics are “motivated” by dislike of the President

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Sen Paul applauds the trump card for the reception to meet with Putin

Republican lawmakers of Kentucky, says of US-to renew engagement with Russia.

Sen Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Monday its agreement to the President of Donald Trump’s dealings with Russia, said that despite the tsunami of criticism the President faced after his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“It has become so ridiculous that someone stand up and say, we should try to engage our opponents and our lines of communication,” says Paul, Politically, after the controversial press conference.

“We’re going to talk with the President about some small steps to try to thaw the relations between our countries,” the senator added, noting that he continue on the trip to Russia at the beginning of next month, the dialogue that Trump started.

“We’re going to talk with the President about some small steps to try to thaw the relations between our countries.”

– Rand Paul, R-KY.


Paul said that he hopes to meet with Trump prior to travel”, to see if there is something, he will follow us.” The trip, which, in his view, it is the United States, finally, in order to start working with Russia for the civil war in Syria, denuclearize North Korea and to get the Russian military out of Ukraine.

If it was about Trump’s remarks according to the one-on-one meetings, the edge broke ranks with most Republicans and is critical of those who slam the President.

“Republicans, that the criticisms are either pro-war Republicans such as McCain and Graham, or the anti-Trump, as Sasse … they are motivated by their persistent and consistent dislike of the President.”

– Rand Paul, R-KY

“Republicans, that the criticisms are either pro-war Republicans like (Sen. John McCain (Sen. Lindsey) Graham or the anti-Trump-how (sen, Ben) Sasse,” he told Politico, “they are motivated by their persistent and consistent dislike of the President.”

Trump drew fury from Republicans after he of Russia and the USA, to blame for the strained relations and not behind the US intelligence assessments, that Russia experimented in the elections of 2016.

Trump said he has great confidence in the intelligence services, but Putin has a “strong and powerful” denial. He said: “that he see no reason why” Russia would be behind the election-meddling.

“There is no question that Russia is interfering in our election, and furthermore, the democracy is trying to undermine here and in the whole world,” speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said shortly after the press conference in Helsinki, Finland.


Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Trump called the performance “embarrassing” and gave a lengthy explanation of the President for the knee to criticize the Russian President.

“President trump proved to be not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be talking from the same script, as the President of a conscious choice made to defend a tyrant against the fair questions for a free press, and Putin will give an unchallenged platform to spew, propaganda and lies to the world,” McCain said in a statement, called the President comments on the press conference, “a current low point in the history of the American presidency.”

But it is no surprise that edge, and a handful of other Republican legislators, to embrace Trump’s approach to Russia. Last year, the senator from Kentucky, bill against Russia, voted against sanctions.

As a libertarian-leaning Republican, he is also a long time against the hawks, as the national security Advisor, John Bolton, and foreign Minister Mike Pompeo – the trump card of the administration, which, in his view, to seek confrontation instead of dialogue.

“We have a lot of areas … we should talk about it,” Paul told Politically to Russia. “We will achieve nothing if we say only, we want to … more sanctions on you and tomorrow you will give up and do what we want.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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