President-elect #Donald Trump has created yet another firestorm on Twitter, but the Russian Embassy is making it very clear that they love Trump's support of Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation. On Friday, Trump tweeted, "Great move on delay (by V. #Putin) - I always knew he was very smart." Not only did he tweet praise about Putin, Trump pinned the tweet to the top of his Twitter account.
His tweet brought out both his supporters and detractors in full force, but the one tweet that got noticed immediately was from the official Twitter account of the Russian Embassy in the United States. Shortly after Trump tweeted his kudos to Putin, the embassy retweeted the President-elect — a retweet that has already been "favorited" by more than 20,000 people on the social media site.
Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016
"Trump is openly siding with Russia"
It didn't take long for Twitter to blow up with comments about Trump's odd allegiance to Putin. His tweet about the Russian president being "very smart" comes just one day after President Barack Obama revealed that his administration had issued sanctions against #Russia for allegedly hacking the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump told reporters that it was "time to move on to bigger and better things" instead of focusing on the Russian hacking.
“It's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” Trump said in a response to President Obama's sanctions. Although Trump seemed to indicate that he wanted the topic to go away, he went on to say that he would "meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week" so he could stay "updated on the situation."
"Trump is openly siding with Russia against @POTUS," NBC journalist Evan Rosenfeld tweeted. "And against many members of his own party. This is NOT NORMAL."
Shortly after the Russian Embassy retweeted Donald Trump, CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted that Putin's non-response to Obama's sanctions is "getting the response he was likely hoping for" and one of his followers agreed, stating that Putin is "playing Trump like a fiddle."
@Acosta he's playing trump like a fiddle— John (@kabyr) December 30, 2016
With just three weeks until Inauguration Day, perhaps one tweet about Trump's praise for Putin says it all — "frightening times in the USA come January 20."