In excerpts from an hourlong interview published by the Journal on Friday, Trump said: "If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?"
Trump suggested he might do away with the sanctions - imposed by the Obama administration in late December in response to Moscow’s alleged cyber attacks - if Moscow proves helpful in battling terrorists and reaching other goals important to Washington, the Journal reported.
Trump told the newspaper he is prepared to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin some time after he is sworn in on Jan. 20.
"I understand that they would like to meet, and that’s absolutely fine with me," he said.
You know at least Trump could PRETEND he's not Putin's bitch once in awhile. You know just to create a little doubt.
It also does not help that his new National Security Advisor called the Russian Ambassador the day before those sanctions were put in place.
Gee, I wonder what they talked about?
There was also a story that Trump's first foreign trip as president would be to meet Putin in Iceland, but his spokesperson said that was false.
Move along dammit!