By Philips Sunday
United States, (AN24) – United States President-elect, Donald Trump says “only ‘stupid’ people or fools” would dismiss closer ties with Russia.
Trump’s statement is coming few days after his classified briefing on an intelligence report accused Moscow of meddling on his behalf in the election that catapulted him to power.
The report explicitly tied Russian president Vladimir Putin to election meddling and said that Moscow had a “clear preference” for Republican Mr. Trump in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The billionaire businessman has repeatedly questioned the assessment by American intelligence agencies that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 election, and a classified report presented to him on Friday seemed not to have changed his mind.
Reacting to the report on micro blogging site, Twitter on Saturday, January 7, 2017, Trump said the United States has “enough problems” to deal with around the world and does not need testy ties with Russia on the list.
According to him, “Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only “stupid” people, or fools, would think that it is bad!”
“We have enough problems around the world without yet another one.
“When I am President, Russia will respect us far more than they do now and both countries will, perhaps, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!” He tweeted.