Trump praises Putin for ‘very smart’ decision to withhold sanctions on US

Posted at 3:20 PM, Dec 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-30 15:20:23-05

President-elect Donald Trump deemed Vladimir Putin “very smart” Friday for withholding reciprocal sanctions on the U.S., at least for the time being.

“Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!” Trump wrote on Twitter from his Florida resort.

Earlier, Putin discarded a recommendation from his government to impose restrictions on the US in retaliation of President Barack Obama’s decision to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the US presidential election.