Graham: ‘The President for Some Reason Has a Hard Time Pushing Back Against Putin Directly’
GRAHAM: "Let’s go back to the Reagan playbook. He stood up in front of the Berlin wall and said: Tear this wall down, on the other side is an evil empire. He wound up meeting with Gorbachev to try to reduce the number of nuclear weapons. I think the problem is that Russia is running wild. Whatever we’re doing is not working and the president for some reason has a hard time pushing back against Putin directly. So, again, economic isolation of Russia. They’re an oil and gas economy. They couldn’t survive very long without customers. So, if I were President Trump, Germany and Europe, I would — France, I would try to cut off all of their customers and provide alternatives to their customers for oil and gas outside of Russia. That’s what I do."