If the Trump administration is trying to allay our fears of it being aligned with the Kremlin, it is not doing a good job.
At a press briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer referred to Russia as an “ally.”
Sean Spicer just called Russia an "ally." "working with allies, including Russia…" pic.twitter.com/7zZTp8kGrM
— Tommy Xtophernobyl (@tommyxtopher) April 10, 2017
Spicer’s comments also come on the heels of Trump alerting the Russians that he would be striking Syria, effectively ruining the element of surprise. Even the Chinese leader called the strike “the act of a weakened politician.’
While Russia – a country lead by a corrupt autocrat who has committed grave crimes against humanity – may be Trump’s “ally,” it is no ally of the United States.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.