President Donald Trump is fuming over the 60 Russian diplomat that was ordered to leave the country after the Salisbury attack in the UK. The U.S President felt he was misled by aides after learning that both Germany and France have only sent four Russians from their countries respectively.
According to the Washington post, aides have told the President Trump that the U.S will match the entire numbers of the EU, and not the major EU countries, like Germany and France.
Russian double-agent, Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia CREDIT: EAST 2 WEST
The President had initially pushed back on Prime Minister Theresa May requests, asking her, "Why are you asking me to do this? What’s Germany going to do? What about France?”
After the 60 Russian diplomats were ejected from the U.S. and only four from France and Germany, President Trump is reported to be furious with aides over the information he was given, and had thrown curse words around the office.
The UK called on its allies after a double agent, Sergei Skripal with his daughter Yulia was reported to be exposed to nerve agent only owned and produced by the Russians. The UK then accused Russians to be behind the attack, and led to the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats in the UK.
According to the Washington post, Donald Trump had said that the US will match the numbers of the oher allies, Trump said “we’ll match their numbers”, adding: “We’re not taking the lead. We’re matching.” It led to him screaming at aides when they told him, matching the EU numbers, he said “I don’t care about the total" while pointing to the numbers of expulsion from France and Germany.