Russian Prime Minister Medvedev makes brazen prediction about President Trump amid new sanctions
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pilloried President Donald Trump from his social media accounts after he signed sanctions against Russia. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot.)

Russian Prime Minister, and former – not really – President, Dmitry Medvedev was very unhappy at the sanctions President Trump signed against the Russian Federation Wednesday, and he took to social media to express his dissatisfaction. In his statement, he said that Trump had been humiliated in to signing the sanctions, and that the establishment would eventually “remove him from power.”

“The Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way,” he tweeted in English to make sure his intended audience received the message.

Trump signed the sanctions Wednesday against Iran, North Korea and Russia passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in Congress. Had Trump vetoed the bill, there was enough support in Congress to overturn the veto, leading many to believe Trump was forced to sign the bill to avoid being overturned.

“The US establishment fully outwitted Trump. The President is not happy about the sanctions, yet he could not but sign the bill,” he continued. “We will steadily continue our work on developing the economy, relying mostly on ourselves.”

“We have learned to do this,” he added.

Medvedev linked to a full statement in Russian and English on his Facebook page.

“The US President’s signing of the package of new sanctions against Russia will have a few consequences. First,” he wrote, “it ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration. Second, it is a declaration of a full-fledged economic war on Russia. Third, the Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way. This changes the power balance in US political circles.”

“What does it mean for them?” he continued. “The US establishment fully outwitted Trump; the President is not happy about the new sanctions, yet he could not but sign the bill. The issue of new sanctions came about, primarily, as another way to knock Trump down a peg.”

“New steps are to come, and they will ultimately aim to remove him from power,” he concluded. “A non-systemic player has to be removed. Meanwhile, the interests of the US business community are all but ignored, with politics chosen over a pragmatic approach. Anti-Russian hysteria has become a key part of both US foreign policy (which has occurred many times) and domestic policy (which is a novelty).”