President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a joint information convention after their assembly in Helsinki on July 16, 2018.
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President Joe Biden “blacklisted” Russia, however former President Donald Trump didn’t.
Russia’s overseas affairs ministry on Saturday launched an up to date listing of almost 1,000 Individuals who had been completely banned from coming into the nation in response to harsh sanctions imposed by Western nations for the brutal invasion of Ukraine in February. Was.
Biden had already been banned from visiting Russia since mid-March, as had Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin and Military Basic Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees.
However the up to date listing now consists of Vice President Kamala Harris, in addition to Biden’s scandal-ridden son Hunter Biden, Fb founder Mark Zuckerberg and Hillary Clinton, the previous secretary of state and first girl.
Billionaire investor George Soros additionally made the listing. Soros’ philanthropic assist for liberal causes and former Soviet bloc teams have made him a boogeyman for each Russia and right-wing conspiracy theorists.
Trump was not on the listing of 963 banned Individuals. Through the years, Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and criticized the investigation into Russia’s interference within the 2016 US presidential election, which ended with Trump’s victory over Democratic rival Clinton.
Trump was impeached in 2019 for withholding Congress-appropriated navy assist to Ukraine, whereas that nation’s then-newly-elected President Volodymyr Zelensky was pressured to announce an investigation into Joe Biden, who was then head of state for the White Home. was the Democratic candidate.
Trump was acquitted after a listening to within the Senate.
A Trump spokesman didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon his omission from Russia’s travel-bans listing.
Former President Barack Obama and Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence are additionally not on the listing, however Pence’s brother, Rep. Greg Pence, R-Ind, has been banned.
So there are 211 of Greg Pence’s fellow Republicans within the Home of Representatives and Senate — with 224 Democratic members from each congressional chambers.
GOP Home members on the banned listing included two staunch, Republican Trump supporters, Matt Getz of Florida and Paul Goser of Arizona.
Additionally on the listing are two members of the Democratic Home whose strongly progressive coverage stances are anathema to the Trump World: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.
So is Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who was additionally this week banned from receiving communion by the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco due to her assist for abortion rights.
In an announcement revealed by Russia’s state information company RIA, the overseas ministry mentioned “Russian counter-sanctions are of a pressured nature and geared toward forcing the ruling US regime to alter its habits” and “new geopolitical realities”.
The ministry additionally alleged that the US was attempting to impose a neo-colonial “rules-based world order” on the remainder of the world.
The ministry mentioned the “hostile motion” taken by the US authorities “to hit the boomerang again to the US” and “will proceed to obtain an affordable rebuff.”
Russia has additionally barred tons of of Canadians from coming into the nation, together with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, and tons of of members of the UK’s parliament.