[Rushtalk] Trump insists Ukraine crisis would not have happened while he was president: ‘I know Putin very well’

Carl Spitzer {C Juno} cwsiv at juno.com
Sun Mar 27 03:58:04 MDT 2022

Trump insists Ukraine crisis would not have happened while he was
president: ‘I know Putin very well’


Eric Garcia February 22, 2022, 8:53 AM·2 min read 

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Donald TrumpDonald Trump 45th President of the United States 

        Vladimir Putin
        Vladimir Putin
        President of Russia

(AFP via Getty Images)(AFP via Getty Images) Former president Donald
Trump broke his silence about the crisis in Ukraine to slam the Biden
administration, saying it would not have happened during his
administration since he knows Russian President Vladimir Putin well.

“ I know Vladimir Putin very well, and he would have never done during
the Trump Administration what he is doing now, no way!” Mr Trump said in
a statement from his Save America PAC. Mr Trump faulted President Joe
Biden for letting Russia become rich because of higher gas prices.

“The weak sanctions are insignificant relative to taking over a country
and a massive piece of strategically located land,” he said. “Now it has
begun, oil prices are going higher and higher, and Putin is not only
getting what he always wanted, but getting, because of the oil and gas
surge, richer and richer.”

Mr Trump had been largely quiet for the past three weeks when it came to
Ukraine. He last mentioned Ukraine during a rally in Texas in relation
to immigration.

“Everyone in Washington is obsessing over how to protect Ukraine’s
border—but the most important border in the world is not Ukraine’s
border, it’s America’s Border but let people come in and we have no idea
who they are,” he told a crowd in Conroe. “The first duty of the
American president is to defend the American border.”

Prior to the rally in Texas, the only thing he had said was simply
“What’s happening with Russia and Ukraine would never have happened
under the Trump Administration,” and that it was “Not even a

The former president has a sordid history when it comes to Ukraine. The
House of Representatives impeached him after a transcript from phone
call with then-newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
revealed that he had tried to make Ukraine investigating Mr Biden’s son
Hunter a condition for providing military aid to Ukraine.

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