Trump didn’t want to expel those Russian diplomats after that country tried to murder someone on British soil using a weapon of mass destruction. Why do think that was? Sounds like a man who is controlled by Putin:
Donald Trump felt misled by aides over the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats for the Salisbury spy poisoning and pushed back on Theresa May’s demands to act, The Washington Post has reported.
The paper said the US president was left furious after discovering that Germany and France had only sent home a handful of Russians over the incident.
…The president was also said to have pushed back on Mrs May’s call for Russian expulsions after the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
“Why are you asking me to do this?” he reportedly told the Prime Minister. “What’s Germany going to do? What about France?”
“White House Throws Nikki Haley Under the Bus as New Russia Sanctions Are Put on Hold”
This headline tells you everything. This president will do whatever it takes to appease Putin. Including lying/betraying his cabinet:
On Sunday, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced that the Treasury Department would be rolling out tough new sanctions against Russia on Monday as punishment for its continued support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
But not 24 hours later, the White House threw Haley under the bus with a clear, contradictory message: Not so fast.
Once again Trump goes out of his way to avoid problems with Putin
“John Bolton wanted a massive bombing raid in Syria. Trump said no.”