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Trump tweets that he's been tougher on Russia than Obama — but he hasn't been

Key Points
  • President Trump tweets that he has "been much tougher on Russia" than President Obama had been.
  • Trump's tweet — which isn't true — is the latest in a flurry since last week's indictment of Russians and Russian entities for alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
  • Trump has called suggestions that his campaign colluded with Russia "fake news."
President Donald Trump (L) chats with Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017.
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President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that he has been "much tougher on Russia" than his predecessor, Barack Obama, and called suggestions otherwise "Fake News!"

Trump's claim — which isn't true — came in a tweet was the latest in a flurry of posts he has made since Friday's bombshell indictment of a group of Russians and Russian entities on charges of interfering the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Trump earlier had praised a Fox News show for detailing what he called "the failures of the Obama administration has against Russia."

Despite claims by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia did meddle in that election, Trump has resisted calls to punish Russia for its actions.

Last month, the Trump administration said it would not impose additional sanctions on Russia, despite a new law that called for those measures.

Obama, in contrast, imposed sanctions in December 2016, and reportedly signed off on a plan to plant cyberweapons in Russia's computer infrastructure.

Trump has repeatedly lashed out at the suggestion that his election victory may have been due to Russia interference.

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