People are outraged with the recent news about Russia putting bounties on US troops in Afganistan. Many expressed their dismay and anger on social media using hashtags #TraitorTrump, #TrumpTreason and #TraitorInChief.

These hashtags were trending on Twitter along with the phrase "TRE45ON" which uses number 45 instead of the letters "a" and "s" signifying Trump as America's forty-fifth president. Here are some Twitter posts about the trending issue:

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Russia Pay Bounty for US Troops

The public's reaction is based on the leaked intelligence information that the White House is aware of Russia paying bounties for killing US troops in Afganistan. According to US Intel, the said deadly operation was initiated by Unit 29155 of the G.R.U., which is a notoriously violent arm of Russias military intelligence agency.

New York Times reported that US President Donald Trump was briefed about the matter months ago saying that despite having knowledge about the activity, the US did not take any action.

This ignites questions on the stranglehold of Russia on Trump. Times of India said that Trump had been tagged as "Russian stooge" since the issue re-emerged, which is alleged to be an act of revenge on what US did to Moscow in 1980s.

Although US remains silent on the matter, the Russian Embassy label the issue as fake news by posting a tweet that says: "Baseless and anonymous accusations [published by @nytimes] of Moscow as the mastermind behind killing of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan have already led to direct threats to the life of employees of the Russian Embassies in Washington D.C. and London."

However, Donald Trump said that he is not aware of this issue. He even challenged the media to show him the source of the said intel leak.

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