Trump Won’t Dictate How Putin Runs his Election, But Happy to Elsewhere

The White House said it’s not their place to decide how Putin’s election is run, but when it comes to un-Democratic elections in other parts of the world, they are just fine responding.


TODAY: Sarah Sanders said it was not the White House’s place to say whether Russia’s elections were free and fair.


Sarah Sanders: “Look, in terms of the election there, we’re focused on our elections. We don't get to dictate how other countries operate. What we do know is that Putin has been elected in their country, and that's not something that we can dictate to them how they operate.”


LAST MONTH: The White House cut U.S. aid to Cambodia due to concern over un-Democratic elections.


Politico: “The Trump administration said Tuesday it's cutting U.S. aid spending in Cambodia, citing ‘deep concern’ over rollbacks in democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.”