Russia: US has started trade war
Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The bill was approved overwhelmingly in July by the US Congress despite the White House urging “flexibility” in dealing with Russia, partly representing a bipartisan move to punish Moscow over its alleged meddling in the US presidential election last year.
“Congress could not even negotiate a healthcare bill after seven years of talking,” Trump said of lawmakers’ recent failure to repeal “Obamacare” as Republicans have promised for years. “As president, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress.”
Still, he said: “despite its problems, I am signing this bill for the sake of national unity.”
Trump’s reluctant signature highlights more difficulties ahead in diplomatic efforts for both Washington and Moscow to resolve their conflict on such thorny issues as of the Middle East and Ukraine.
It also displays Trump’s increasing troubles at home, such as his crippled legislative agenda marked by failed efforts against the healthcare system, in the aftermath of his campaign camp’s alleged collusion with Russia.