The message was defiantly optimistic, as a suitor, determined to Woo his passion, despite the new obstacles.
“Between the US and Russia, things will get better — announced last week on Twitter, the President of the trump. — In due time everything will be fine and will be a lasting peace!”

Trump’s interest in establishing warm relations with Moscow — this is a constant theme from the very beginning of his campaign. Today it is one of the few important positions in foreign policy, which he refused and which was not revised after coming to power.

But urging this outcome, trump is increasingly isolated within his own administration . In recent weeks senior members of his team on issues of national security repeatedly and harshly criticized Russia for using so much vulgar language that it led to the escalation of tensions between the two countries and contrary to the position of President

Tough rhetoric and the obvious reluctance of the trump to fight back saying that ill-wishers of Russia gaining influence in the us administration, what the chances of conceived trump the restoration of friendly relations seem to all less real.

In a speech at the United Nations, the American representative Nikki Haley lashed out at Russia charges for its actions in Syria, asking how many more must die there children before Moscow will reflect and interfere with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to create new crimes.

Secretary Rex Tillerson has accused Russia of “incompetence or involvement” to strike with the use of chemical weapons, which killed tens of Syrian civilians.

The Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo (Mike Pompeo) appeared last week at the Center for strategic and international studies (Center for Strategic and International Studies) in Washington, went further, calling Moscow an implacable enemy. Although trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pompeo called him a “person for whom the Russian language there is no word “the truth””.

Such statements create confusion in the position of the administration trump against Russia, which senior officials, including Haley, be in an awkward position, because they have to explain why trump has not yet echoed their tough rhetoric.

The white house comment on this topic refused.

Close to administration experts in foreign policy trying to downplay the obvious discrepancies of the statements of trump and his subordinates from the security team, claiming that trump’s words were misinterpreted to show that he intends to show softness.

“Didn’t plan anything that would indicate an intention to be nice to the Russians,” — said Vice-President of the Heritage Foundation on foreign and defense policy James Carafano (James Carafano), worked as adviser in the campaign headquarters trump during the campaign and after the election during the period of devolution.

“I don’t think it can be called a 180-degree turn, modification, or abandonment of former positions,” — said Carafano. He noted that trump’s decision to attack the airfield in Syria, where the Russians acted with Assad’s forces, as well as the recent strong performance of the President in support of NATO testify to his willingness to challenge Putin.

“Trump is no need to make attacks on Russia, and he probably wants to leave Putin an opportunity to improve relations with the United States, said Carafano. — What subordinates trump’s not repeat word for word his statements, does not mean that there is disorder”.

In recent weeks, trump has been the opportunity to support the allegations of their subordinates. Speaking recently at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, trump said that relations with Moscow fell “to a record low”, but called Russia a “strong country” and added: “let’s See what will come of all this”.

Asked about the growing concern of Europeans about the alleged Russian interference in the elections and the calls to strengthen European defense, trump did not consider it necessary to warn the Kremlin about the adverse consequences.

“Currently, there is a fear there are problems, he said. But I hope that eventually this fear and the problem will disappear, and the world will be able to arrange their relationship. It would be the perfect situation.”

Trump’s attitude to Russia does not fit with his approach to other world powers and problems. For example, he threatened to name China a currency machination to reduce American aid to NATO, although in recent weeks has moved away from these positions.

Behavior trump against Moscow was also seen as evidence of his unwillingness to admit that Russia interfered in the us elections and how unanimous the American special services tried to help him win.

Critics say contradictory statements and signals the administration cause for concern abroad. A senior member of the house of representatives Democrat Adam Schiff (Adam B. Schiff), working in the intelligence Committee, said recently he was present in Munich for the security conference, where “our allies have raised very serious questions about what comes out of the new administration”.

“They believe that the President does not want to go against Putin and criticize him directly — said Schiff. — No matter what they say other members of his Cabinet. If they don’t hear the right words from the President, they do not believe that it is the policy of his administration.”

Senior officials from the administration are unable to explain discrepancies in his presidential comments, in particular, that Russia could have known about the impending chemical attack Assad.

“I think we are talking the same, however, the media report it differently,” said Hayley recently, in an interview with ABC News. Answering the question about why trump did not condemn Moscow, Hayley said: “I Can tell you the following. The President never called me to tell me “enough to criticize Russia.” He never gave me instructions on what and how to speak.”

Trump’s adviser on national security Herbert McMaster asked similar questions when he this week gave an interview to ABC. Asked why the President is so confident that “everything will work out and be a durable peace.”

“Well, joked McMaster, when the relations at a record low, you can only move up.”

McMaster forms in the administration’s increasingly belligerent stance towards Moscow. He replaced Michael Flynn, who shared the interest of trump in the establishment of closer relations with Moscow, and then was fired for making false statements about contacts with the Russian Ambassador.

Juan Zarate (Juan Zarate) who was also an adviser on national security and gave recommendations Pompeo in approving him as Director of the CIA, said in a conciliatory signals trump in Moscow before he sees his desire to preserve for the administration of a multiplicity of actions in relations with Russia.

“This dissonance bothers me less, because I believe that in the signals there should be some flexibility, said Zarate. But in politics needs to be consistency. Today we have it seems there. In fact, our policy becomes more active and confrontational”.

Zarate also noted the tendency of the trump firm to their positions. “Trump was criticized for his apparent leniency towards Moscow. And suddenly — a miracle! — he will not depart from its line.”

Moscow also noted the contradictory signals the administration. Following a harsh exchange of remarks with senior U.S. leaders, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this week that Moscow will first of all listen to the signals emanating from the President.

“Will focus on the fact that once again confirmed by the President, Donald trump… that he wants to improve relations with the Russian Federation, — said Lavrov. And we are ready for this.”

Author: Greg Miller (Greg Miller), The Washington Post, USA. Used translation of the Internet-project “the new York times.Ru”.