'Nobody has been tougher on Russia than me', Trump said.
As confirmation of his words, Trump reminded that the US expelled the largest number of the Russian diplomats as a response to the use of the chemical weapon in the UK by Russia during the poisoning of former Russian double-agent Sergey Skripal.
'I think I could have a very good relationship with Russia, and President Putin, and that would be a great thing. And there's also a good possibility that won't happen', Trump said.
As it was reported about 30 countries of the world announced the expulsion of 144 workers of the Russian diplomatic missions in the response to the chemical attack in Salisbury. Ukraine also joined the sanctions and claimed the expulsion of 13 diplomats.