RUSSIA/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My job was made harder by phony witch hunts, by ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ nonsense. I was tougher on Russia than any President that’s ever lived. Any President. Nobody has done what I’ve done with sanctions and all — exposing the pipeline deal going into Europe. Nobody did that. Nobody even talked about it.
I’ve been tougher on Russia than anybody. Even our military. How about the fact that we’ve become the number one energy in the world, through me? And that’s their primary business.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in a Fox News Town Hall | Green Bay, WI,” whitehouse.gov, June 25, 2020