President Trump is firing pointed criticism at the GOP Congress, ripping lawmakers for sending him a Russian sanctions bill he opposes while failing to negotiate an ObamaCare repeal bill.
While tensions between the president and GOP lawmakers have been simmering for months, the latest exchanges suggest a turn in the relationship.
Trump lamented Thursday that the U.S.-Russia relationship is “at an all-time and very dangerous low.”
“You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us [healthcare]!” he tweeted.
It was the second day in a row that Trump ripped the Congress on both issues, and GOP lawmakers were happy to return fire.
“I try to not to respond to tweets … [but] I will respond to this one and state, look, the relationship we have with Russia is solely because of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.