According to Reuters, President Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats. The diplomats, who were suspected of being spies, were given 72 hours to leave the country.
‘These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior. These actions are not the sum total of our response to Russia’s aggressive activities. We will continue to take a variety of actions at a time and place of our choosing, some of which will not be publicized.’
The UK’s Russian embassy sent out a tweet criticizing Obama as a “hapless” leader.
‘President Obama expels 35🇷🇺diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl
🇺🇸 people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm.’
President Obama expels 35 🇷🇺 diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl 🇺🇸 people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm. pic.twitter.com/mleqA16H8D
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) December 29, 2016
The internet exploded with backlash after the Russian’s tweeted this extremely childish tweet.
— LadyJaneCarver (@regencyrocks) December 29, 2016