Trump 'promised reciprocal visit if Putin accepted White House invitation'

Elias Hubbard
April 21, 2018

However, Nikki Haley had made the announcement on the sanctions based purely on the information that had been communicated to her from the White House.

Haley said on Sunday that Washington was preparing new sanctions on Russian Federation over its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. MORE incorrectly announced Russian Federation would be subject to new sanctions for its role in a recent chemical attack in Syria. If the sanctions were imposed, they would send a very strong message to the leader of the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin.

U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated his claim that nobody has been tougher on Russian Federation than him and that he will impose new sanctions on Moscow "as soon as they very much deserve it". The spat became public on Tuesday, when Mr Kudlow sought to clarify the administration's position on the sanctions.

Kudlow said of Haley on Tuesday: "She's doing a great job, she's a very effective ambassador.

And it's sad. No one behaves tougher than me", insisted trump.

Being situated in NY and not Washington has probably helped - but her good fortune may be ending.

Trump 'promised reciprocal visit if Putin accepted White House invitation'
Trump 'promised reciprocal visit if Putin accepted White House invitation'

Haley is one of the few women in Trump's top brass appointments who is seen to be a token appointment. However, when Monday came and sanctions weren't announced, Haley was in the hot seat.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said her relationship with President Donald Trump was "perfect" amid friction between Haley and the White House.

After Ms Haley denied being "confused", in an interview hours later, Mr Kudlow called her to apologise, the New York Times reported.

"Speaking about the risk of a military confrontation, I feel absolutely confident in assuming that the militaries will not allow this", Lavrov told Dmitry Kiselev of Rossiya Segodnya, a news agency owned by the Russian government. "She was basically following what she thought was policy".

However observers say the exchange has highlighted rifts within the Trump team. The President has showered praises on Ms. Haley's impressive work in advocating for the America First policy.

A Russian official said Wednesday that the country's response to recent US sanctions would be "precise and painful", Reuters reported. Trump, along with allies the United Kingdom and France, ordered the bombardment following an alleged chemical attack in Douma.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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