U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis publicly scorned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday.Mattis accused Putin of being a “slow learner” who tried to meddle in the November midterm elections.
Mr. Putin tried to muck around in our elections this last month. And we are seeing a continued effort along those lines.
He is clearly a slow learner. According to Reuters, Mattis also stated that he had no trust in the Russian leader. It’s the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow. Russia has denied meddling. President Donald Trump has said there was no collusion.