Trump praises Putin in response to U.S. sanctions, calls him ‘very clever’


President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter, the Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to praise, that no retaliatory measures against new sanctions imposed by the Obama administration for Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. election-will go so far as to Putin, “very smart.”

“Big step delay (of V. Putin) – I always knew he was very clever!” Trump tweeted.

Big step delay (of V. Putin) – I always knew he was very clever!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016

The tweet comes after Putin announced earlier in the day, that he not throw out American diplomats, despite President Obama’s announcement on Thursday that his government would distribute to 35 Russian intelligence agent and close two Russian connections in Maryland and New York, among other actions.

During the Russian Prime Minister said that the sanctions against his country condemned it and called it “unfriendly”, he said, he would not fight back and was instead, on the search for the reconstruction of the Russian-American relations with the incoming Trump management.

“We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from their traditional leisure holidays sites during the new year. In addition, I invite all the children of US diplomats accredited in Russia on the New year and Christmas children’s parties in the Kremlin,” Putin added.

Trump has taken to criticize the heat, Putin, and the doubt U.S. intelligence on what the Russians intervened to sway in the election, the votes trump is gone. Trump urged to move to the U. S “to bigger and better things,” in a statement Thursday in response to the Obama sanctions.

The restrained reaction of Putin was a clear contrast from the noises from the Kremlin earlier on Friday, Putin urged the MPs to a stronger reaction. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and urged Russia, comes from a group of U.S. diplomats, and suggested that blocking the Americans from their summer retreat on the outskirts of Moscow, and a warehouse to the South of Moscow. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged earlier in the day, the difference has the fight at the end of the government in the midst of the “anti-Russian death.”

Trump has said he is unbiased on the issue and meet with the leaders in the intelligence community, in the next week, in order to be updated on the Problem.

Obama announced on Thursday that the US had sanctioned the GRU and the FSB-two of Russia’s intelligence services, as well as other legal and natural persons in connection with the GRU. The cyber security company hired to investigate the Democratic National Committee who believed the hack your E-Mails closed earlier this year, the hackers came from the imagination-bear-group, in conjunction with the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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