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“Get Ready Russia”: Trump Warns Putin, Slams Support for “Gas-Killing Animal” Assad

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

President Donald Trump warned Russia not to retaliate against U.S. strikes on Syria in response to another deadly chemical weapons attack.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'” he tweeted. “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

President Trump’s remarks come after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon reportedly told a Hezbollah television station that Russia would shoot down U.S. missiles fired at Syrian targets.

“If there is a strike by the Americans, then the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired,” Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin told Hezbollah’s al-Manar television station.

Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted resolution at the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Tuesday that would have condemned the chemical attack in a Damascus suburb, which is believed to have been carried out by the Syrian regime led by President Bashar al-Assad.

The resolution in the 15-member UN Security Council failed with 12 votes in favor. Russia and Bolivia opposed it and China abstained. It was the 12th time Russia has vetoed a resolution involving Syria and the 6th veto specifically related to chemical weapons.

“Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this,” President Trump tweeted. “Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?”

President Trump also harshly criticized Democrats and former Obama Administration officials who pushed the collusion narrative for harming U.S.-Russian relations. The investigation, which was started using false and paid-for research, has hindered the commander-in-chief’s ability to improve relations with the nuclear power.

Worth noting, there has been no evidence of collusion found after more than a year of investigations. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has not charged anyone in President Trump’s orbit of a Russian collusion-related crime.

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