Following a warning to Russia to prepare for US missiles in Syria, President Trump followed up by stating that America's relationship with Russia is "worse now than it has ever been," amid fears of a full scale conflict.
"Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War." Trump tweeted, imploring his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to "Stop the arms race?"
"There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together," Trump wrote.
Trump's comments regarding the Russian economy prompted a reverse in a pronounced downturn in futures:
The President followed up the tweet with another blaming the 'bad blood' with Russia on the "Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. "
In his earlier tweet, the President openly blamed the Syrian government for the chemical attack last week, calling Syrian President Bashar Assad a "Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it":