Shouldn't surprise anyone at this point that Trump is just straight up repeating Vladimir Putin's talking points, and placing the interests of Russia before America.
Impeached and manifestly unfit President Donald Trump said the United States must look "very seriously" into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but that the White House has not yet seen "any proof." Also, don't focus on Russia, maybe China did it.
"It's tragic. It's terrible, it shouldn't happen. We haven't had any proof yet, but I will take a look," Trump said at a news conference, before telling journalists they should be focusing on China, not Russia.
Trump did not take as strong a stand as the State Department, which earlier on Friday expressed grave concern about the finding that Navalny was poisoned.
In a meeting in Washington earlier on Friday, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun told Russian Ambassador Anatoliy Antonov that Moscow's use of this chemical weapon would be a clear violation of its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention.
"The Deputy Secretary urged Russia to cooperate fully with the international community's investigation into this attack," department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.
Read more at Reuters: Trump says U.S. has no proof yet of 'tragic' Navalny poisoning