Trump has been one of the few modern American leaders willing to speak the truth about Putin. While others, both on the right and left, pretend that Putin is a madman hunched over the nuclear button, Trump understood Putin to be, if a bit of a thug, an intelligent and calculating leader.
So, whereas others seemingly did their best to humiliate or ignore Putin, a derisive state of mind most recently shown by Biden refusing to say we wouldn’t make the Ukraine, long part of the Russian Empire, a NATO country, Trump treated Putin with respect.
Though he stood up to the Russian president too, such as by bombing Russian mercenaries in Syria and sending arms to Ukraine, Trump made sure to both demand respect and treat Putin with it.
So, Trump has made a number of misrepresented statements about the Russian leader’s invasion of Ukraine.
In one case, as the WSJ reports, he said “I mean, he’s taking over a country for $2 worth of sanctions. I’d say that’s pretty smart.”
In another, on the Buck Sexton show, Trump said: I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, “This is genius.” Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine. Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful. So, Putin is now saying, “’t’s independent,’ a large section of Ukraine. I said, ‘How smart is that?’ And he’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. That’s strongest peace force… We could use that on our southern border.”
In neither case was he defending the invasion itself. Rather, he was simply stating the obvious: Putin is smart and knows how to play weak western leaders like a fiddle.
But, of course, the Deep State types, the ones who have been outsmarted by Putin time and time again, don’t like hearing that. They like to pretend that their degrees and credentials, their scraps of paper from overpriced universities, are all that’s needed and that they’re far smarter than Putin.
They’re not. He’s outsmarted them time and time again and Trump is the only one that understood Putin well enough to counter him without raising tensions unnecessarily.
So, Trump, in a recent statement, sounded off on those that have been misrepresenting his words while disastrously mishandling the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. In his words:
“The RINOs, Warmongers, and Fake News continue to blatantly lie and misrepresent my remarks on Putin because they know this terrible war being waged against Ukraine would have never happened under my watch.”
Continuing his takedown of such people, he said “They did absolutely nothing as Putin declared much of Ukraine an ‘independent territory.”
Hitting the same group of losers and their palpable incompetence yet again to wrap up the statement, Trump said:
“There should be no war waging now in Ukraine, and it is terrible for humanity that Biden, NATO, and the West have failed so terribly in allowing it to start. Instead of showing strength and toughness, they declared the Global Warming Hoax as the #1 threat to global security, killed American Energy Independence, and then made Europe, the U.S., and the rest of the World dependent on Russian oil.
They laid down the welcome mat and gave Russia the opening, now Putin may be getting everything he wanted, with Ukraine and the rest of the World suffering the consequences. It’s terrible, but this is what you get with Biden, the Democrats, and RINO warmongers!”