At What Point Can We Say Trump Is Sabotaging Russia Policy?
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By staying silent as Russian diplomats were expelled from 24 countries this week, President Trump has undermined the work of both European allies and his own government.
Self-help books often instruct their supplicants to consider the people with whom they surround themselves, as they provide support and guidance at the most critical moments in life. Britain, which understandably objects to having its sovereignty violated for an assassination attempt with a flashy Soviet-era nerve agent, would appear to be in good company this week: at least 24 nations expelled Russian diplomats Monday in a show of solidarity against the Kremlin’s likely poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuliya in Salisbury earlier this month.