Former US ambassador to Russia lambasts Trump for thanking Putin over expulsion of 755 diplomats
The former US Ambassador to Russia hit out at Donald Trump after he thanked Vladimir Putin for ordering the US to pull 755 of its diplomats out of Russia. Michael McFaul, who served as ambassador from 2012-14, said that Mr Trump’s “flippant” remarks show he “does not understand diplomacy” and that “sarcasm doesn’t work in foreign policy”. “I want to thank him, because we’re trying to cut down our payroll, and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll,” Mr Trump told reporters at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey.
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