President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to reassure Americans that “things will work out between between U.S.A. Russia,” tweeting, “There will be lasting peace!”
The tweet comes on the heels of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meeting with Russian officials and declaring that relations between the two nations are in a bad place at the moment.
“Right now we’re not getting along with Russia at all,” Trump said on Wednesday during a press conference at the White House following Tillerson’s meeting.
He continued: “It’d be a fantastic thing if we got along with Putin and if we got along with Russia… That could happen, and it may not happen.”
The recent negative rhetoric makes the claims that Russia interfered with the U.S. a bit bizarre, as it seems that Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t particularly happy with Trump at the moment. Perhaps Thursday’s tweet was Trump’s way of letting the Russian president know that he remains confident the two nations can get along.
Trump praised Putin throughout the campaign but ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base, in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack. Russia and Syria are known allies and Trump’s attack could be viewed as a setback to mending the relationship with Russia.
Trump said it was “certainly possible” though “probably unlikely” that Syria could have launched the chemical attack without Russia’s knowledge.
Trump also tweeted about North Korea and China on Thursday morning:
Source: The Wrap