Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Require Trump to Put U.S. Interests Before Russia’s

Schumer: Put America first again

Exasperated by President Donald Trump’s repeated preference for Russian national interests over those of the United States, all 48 Democratic lawmakers in the Senate sponsored a bill, “The Put America First Again Act of 2017,” to require the President to look out for American interests.

“We believe the President of the United States, among all Americans, should put American interests first,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the minority leader in the Senate, said in introducing the bill. “We think it’s the least he can do.”

McConnell: ‘No’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the bill a “desperate act of grandstanding” by the Democrats and said it has as much chance of getting brought up on the Senate floor as a health care bill that would make insurance better and cheaper for more Americans. “I would tell my colleagues on the Democratic side that they would have a better chance getting it brought up in the Russian Duma than in the U.S. Senate,” he said.

In introducing the bill, Schumer said Trump hurt America when he gave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov classified intelligence about ISIS last week that American allies hadn’t even received yet. “Did the President forget that Russia has been trying to undermine U.S. interests in the world for the last three generations?” Schumer said.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the bill is exactly the kind of thing that makes America look weak in the world. “I can tell you, the Russian legislative body is not wasting time on bills that criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin,” the statement said. “You wonder why the Russians today are strong and the Americans are weak? It’s because Putin is able to do his job without interference from the party that lost the last election.”

Spicer said the bill distracts the President while he’s in the middle of a delicate move to send advisors to Syria to help shore up the military of President Bashar al-Assad in its long-running fight against separatists. “Whose interests are being undermined when the Democrats are distracting President Trump while he’s sending our brave men and women into a war zone?” he said. “President Trump doesn’t need reminding who his friends are. He knows who has his back, believe me.”

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