Donald Trump Claims Ukraine Invasion 'Would Never Have Happened' If He Was Still President
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Donald Trump is once again claiming to be the saving grace of the human race, believing the Russian invasion of Ukraine wouldn’t have happened if he was still President.
The former POTUS was the inaugural guest on Piers Morgan’s new show Uncensored. Morgan asked Trump about his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his thoughts on the ongoing war in the eastern European country.
Trump told Morgan: “The war would have never happened if I was President.”
Morgan discussed Trump’s comments at the beginning of the invasion in which he called Putin’s move ‘smart’ and claimed the Russian leader was a ‘genius’.
🇺🇸 | NEW: Donald Trump and Piers Morgan on Vladimir Putin:— The Buzzer 🐝 🇬🇧 (@TheBuzzerUK) April 25, 2022
"Would you agree with my assessment that Putin is now an evil, genocidal monster?"
"Yeah, I do, sure. Who wouldn't?" pic.twitter.com/imvkWO0wca
Trump decided to backtrack on his remarks, saying: “No, that’s the fake news version.”
He added: “When he built up soldiers on the border I said ‘that’s a very smart move’, because I thought he was negotiating.
“When he went in, I said ‘no longer a brilliant move.’”
Trump then, thankfully, agreed that Vladimir Putin was an ‘evil, genocidal monster’.
The American politician said: “What’s happening is horrible.”
He continued: “Far more people are dead than you think. When I see all that death, and that destruction, it’s such a stupid war.”
Trump was as combative as ever throughout the interview and insisted that he had ‘threatened’ Putin during his time in office over invading Ukraine.
Trump said: “I told him what our response would be, and he said ‘Really?’ And I said, ‘Really’. I threatened him like he’s never been threatened before.”
I don’t know why Trump got so upset, it’s not like Piers Morgan asked him to denounce Putin or something.— NoelCaslerComedy (@caslernoel) April 20, 2022
Trump also maintained that Putin would often threaten nuclear war.
The former president said he told Mr Putin in response: “I would say, ‘we have far more than you do, far, far more powerful than you and you can’t use that word ever again. You cannot use the nuclear word ever again... And if you do, we're gonna have problems.’”
Keeping in line with his stance, Trump also believed President Joe Biden was being manipulated by Vladimir Putin.
In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he said: “The problem is not that Putin is smart, which, of course, he’s smart... The problem is that our leaders are dumb... and so far, allowed him to get away with this travesty and assault on humanity.
“Putin is playing Biden like a drum and it’s not a pretty thing to watch.”
Topics: News, Donald Trump, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin