Former president Donald Trump has devised a bizarre suggestion to 'bomb the sh*t out of Russia', as the war in Ukraine rages on.
As reported by The Washington Post, in the speech, Trump suggested putting Chinese flags on US fighter jets to bomb Russia: 'And then we say, China did it, we didn’t do it, China did it, and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch'.
The odd proposal - amounting to a false flag operation - was a change in tune for Trump, who had previously labelled Putin's invasion of Ukraine as 'smart'.
On February 23, Trump said: 'I mean, he’s taking over a country for two dollars’ worth of sanctions', adding 'I’d say that’s pretty smart'.
The former Republican leader took a different tone on Saturday, March 5, saying, as per CBS News: 'Are all of these nations going to stand by and watch perhaps millions of people be slaughtered as the onslaught continues?'
'No, we can’t take this massive crime against humanity?’ We can’t let it happen. We can’t let it continue to happen', he added.
The former US president has also claimed that if he were still in power, Putin would never have invaded Ukraine. 'Nobody has ever been tougher on Russia than me', he said, despite having repeatedly praised the Russian leader during his presidency.
Trump's odd comments come as over one million refugees are said to have fled Ukraine since the war started on February 24, as per the Independent.
A planned evacuation attempt of civilians from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol was aborted for a second day running as shelling continued today.
Those hoping to escape were forced back into their shelters as attacks continued, according to the BBC.
President Joe Biden is said to be working with Congress in the hopes of securing additional funding to help Ukraine.
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