Obama’s Russia Ambassador Just Shredded Trump For Praising Putin’s Diplomat Expulsion

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Another day, another ill conceived, poorly timed, and completely tone-deaf comment from President Trump. On Tuesday, Trump set the media landscape ablaze with his ridiculous “fire and fury” threat to North Korea.

Today, he followed that masterpiece up with an equally laughable response to a question about Vladimir Putin’s decision to boot 750 or so American Embassy staffers from Russia, saying “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.”

The backlash ensued immediately and, nearing 10:00pm on the east coast at the time of publishing this, it shows no sign of slowing down.

Just now, Michael McFaul, former Ambassador to Russia under President Obama, weighed in on Twitter – and he didn’t hold back. He lambasted Trump for his insensitive and completely unpresidential comment in a 10-part tweet storm.

We’ve combined his tweets into one continuous monologue for your convenience.

“Trump just applauded cuts of 755 in Russian embassy. Maybe he should look to trim his own staff?

“You realize Mr. President that the State Dept organizes US delegations to [the Global Entrepreneurship Summit] — those same people you just said were not needed in Russia.

“Our diplomats, professional staff, and military serving in Russia provide Washington with invaluable information about Russia. Imagine wanting to know less about Russia’s military modernization! That’s what Trump praised today.

“Imagine wanting to know less about Russian foreign policy intentions and plans! That’s what embassy personnel reductions will do.

“Imagine wanting to have less capability to gather data about dangerous transnational diseases originating in Russia! Trump seems to want that.

“Imagine dissing Americans — patriots serving our country under difficult conditions in Russia — to praise Putin. Our president did today.”

You can read the original tweets below.

Trump just applauded cuts of 755 in Russian embassy. Maybe he should look to trim his own staff? https://t.co/KKF0tP0PL2

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 10, 2017

You realize Mr. President that the State Dept organizes US delegations to GES — those same people you just said were not needed in Russia. https://t.co/wCGRJrkcO0

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 10, 2017

That @realDonaldTrump praised Putin today for cutting 755 people from our embassy in Russia shows that he doesn't understand diplomacy.

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 10, 2017

Our diplomats, professional staff, and military serving in Russia provide Washington with invaluable information about Russia. https://t.co/6XHtSZkSWm

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 10, 2017

Imagine wanting to know less about Russia's military modernization! That's what Trump praised today. https://t.co/qMorkknjhU

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 10, 2017

Imagine wanting to know less about Russian foreign policy intentions and plans ! That's what embassy personnel reductions will do. https://t.co/O1XP5Upyr5

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 10, 2017

Imagine wanting to have less capability to gather data about dangerous transnational diseases originating in Russia!Trump seems to want that https://t.co/xTVOkVohre

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 10, 2017

Imagine dissing Americans –patriots serving our country under difficult conditions in Russia -to praise Putin. Our president did today. https://t.co/KovoLuMISa

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 10, 2017

Punk Putin?! Cmon man ! I know Putin. He is not punked by these silly comments. Putin will see Trumps comments as another sign of weakness https://t.co/eO4XKWc8sw

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 11, 2017

If that was his intent, he has failed in achieving his objectives https://t.co/eO4XKWc8sw

— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 11, 2017

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