Trump gained postive feedback from a top Russian official on Wednesday for his address to Congress on Tuesday night.
Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov praised the president for not mentioning “vicious nonsense” about Russia, noting that his speech “stood out” for not being aggressive toward Moscow.
On Wednesday Pushkov tweeted:
“Trump’s performance in Congress stood out due to self-restraint, balanced tone and absence of vicious nonsense toward Russia that was common for [former President] Obama.”
Выступление Трампа в конгрессе отличалось сдержанностью, взвешенным тоном и отсутствием обычных для Обамы злобных глупостей насчет России.
— Алексей Пушков (@Alexey_Pushkov) March 1, 2017
The Russian Senator also took his time to mock the Democratic party for criticizing Trump’s position toward Russia.
“Democrats accuse Trump of ignoring the ‘Russian threat.’ This was all that Obama and [Hillary] Clinton thought about … Didn’t help them during the election.”
These claims come after the ongoing controversy that surrounds Moscow’s alleged attempt to interfere in the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump.
Trump used his speech to note that that U.S. was ready to “forge new partnerships” with nations that were once America’s enemies.