#Russia‘s state TV:
Vitaly Tretyakov, dean of Moscow State University’s School of Television, argues that Russia should act decisively in response to the new sanctions. “Let’s turn this into a headache for Trump. If you want us to support you in the elections, do what we say.”©️ pic.twitter.com/1HXZi3KPuP
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) August 10, 2018
Courtesy of Raw Story:
One of Russia’s state-run TV news programs this week expressed displeasure with newly announced sanctions being leveled against the Kremlin — and one guest said that it was time to put direct pressure on President Donald Trump to get his administration to back off.
Julia Davis, who runs the Russian Media Monitor website, reports via Twitter that news show “60 Minutes” this week held a panel discussion about actions Russia should take to retaliate against the latest round of American sanctions.
Vitaly Tretyakov, the dean of the Moscow State University’s School of Television, argued that the Russian government should use whatever leverage it had over Trump to bend the president to its will.
“Let’s turn this into a headache for Trump,” he said, according to Davis’ translation. “If you want us to support you in the elections, do what we say.”
You know the thing that always gets me is how blatant the Russians are about the fact that they have Trump’s balls in their pocket.
Russian TV does not air anything without the direct say-so of the Kremlin.
That essentially means that Putin is sending Trump a message.
So now we will wait and see how Trump responds.