"Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News," Trump wrote on Twitter.
Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 мая 2017 г.
Viktor Mizin, a political analyst at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), noted that political struggle within the US establishment is gaining momentum.
"A change of political elites is currently underway in the US. Financial oligarchy is being replaced with industrialists who were away from politics since the 1940s. Moreover, members of the military and intelligence block are also regaining their positions. They are the backbone of Trump’s team. This is going to be a struggle of life and death," Mizin told Radio Sputnik.
According to the analyst, the US presidential administration is ready to repel media attacks, including over Russia’s alleged interference with the US election.
"We’re already seeing this. Trump’s team is being rebuilt. They understand they should respond to this outrageous information campaign, which is built on the absurd claim of Trump’s ties to Russia. This makes Russia resemble the global criminal organization Spectre from the James Bond movies. This is nonsense," the analyst pointed out.
According to the president, US-Russia relations are currently at their lowest point since the Cold War while Russian-US economic cooperation continues to remain in a generally good state.
"I’m giving it back to you, help us restore normal political dialogue. I’m asking you and calling on the American side – help your newly-elected president and his administration," Putin said.
The Russian President underscored that Moscow will continue dialogue with Trump on normalizing bilateral relations.
"Apparently, both sides are showing interest to improve relations, which means not just normalization but building partnership. Some groups want this. But much is yet to be done. First of all, many US elites should change their attitude," Kireyev told Radio Sputnik.
According to the analyst, representatives of US industrial elites could be helpful in US-Russia normalization.
"Different groups of US businessmen are connected to different groups of politicians. The so-called 'deep state' is connected to the financial oligarchy which follows a different logic. They are not partners for industrial businessmen. We see that their industrial and energy elites want to build normal relations with Russia. There is a serious internal conflict in the US," Kireyev said.
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