From the perspective of history, his administration will have to go down as one of the most stupidly ham-fisted US administrations of all time.
Russia could have been made a strategic ally by this administration. Instead, NATO is encroaching on its borders, and we're making deals with Eastern European countries to install missile shields.
The Russians are no idiots: they know precisely at whom those missiles will be based. They are simply countering in kind with this suggestion.