the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on a Russian bank accused of helping North Korea with weapons-related activities. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listed stringent preconditions for any engagement with Iran. And the administration’s top intelligence and law enforcement officials vowed to combat Russian interference in the midterm elections, while Senate Republicans pushed a Bill that would impose harsh new sanctions on Moscow.
the two were openly at odds with each other. Be it Russia, NATO, Iran or North Korea, Trump’s staff and his party projected a radically different message than the president