President Trump blasted former President Obama as a “patsy for Russia” in a new interview released Thursday.
Trump claimed in an interview with CNBC that he has been “far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years, maybe ever.”
“Look at the sanctions I put on, look at the diplomats I put out. Nobody’s done what I’ve done,” Trump said. “Obama didn’t do it, Obama was a patsy for Russia, Obama was a total patsy,” he continued.
Trump referenced a 2012 statement by Obama, when he was caught on a hot mic telling then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he would “have more flexibility” after the 2012 presidential election to negotiate with Russia on missile defense.