Moscow evaluates relations with US under President Trump

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Moscow expected the Presidency of Donald Trump to lead to better ties between Russia and the United States.

Trump was viewed as the darling of Russian state media before and after the U.S. election. But opinions in Moscow have shifted since candidate Trump became President Trump. 

CGTN’s Julia Lyubova reports.

Moscow evaluates relations with US under President Trump

Moscow expected the Presidency of Donald Trump to lead to better ties between Russia and the United States. Trump was viewed as the darling of Russian state media before and after the U.S. election. But opinions in Moscow have shifted since candidate Trump became President Trump. CGTN’s Julia Lyubova reports.

Moscow’s hopes for improved relations with Washington, D.C., were dashed after the U.S. fired missiles at a Syrian airbase.

Now Moscow says the level of trust between Russia and the United States has deteriorated since Donald Trump took office in January.

The tone of Russian state-controlled media has also shifted since U.S. military action in Syria. Government-backed media outlets have become increasingly critical of the U.S. President.

Some analysts believe Russia is becoming increasingly frustrated with a U.S. president they thought would be a friend, who appears to be proving otherwise.

According to a recent survey, 39 percent of Russians now hold a negative view of Trump. That’s up from just seven percent in March.