Trump news: National security adviser backfires on Putin’s ‘brilliant’ comment
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As Vladimir Putin attacks Ukraine with ground forces and airstrikes, a State Department spokesman says he has ‘no words’ in response to Russian autocrat Donald’s praise Trump.
Twice in two days, the former president hailed Mr Putin as “smart” and blamed Joe Biden for what is happening.
“He [Mr Putin] was going to settle for a piece and now he sees the weakness, incompetence and stupidity of this administration,” Mr. Trump said, speaking to Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham. “As an American, I’m angry about this and saddened by it. And it all happened because of a rigged election.
In another video clip from Wednesday night that was shared on social media, Mr. Trump can be heard saying, “Trump said Putin is smart. He took control of a country for 2 dollars worth of sanctions. I would say that’s pretty smart.
Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Trump called Mr Putin a “scholar” and called his action against Ukraine a “genius”.
How would Hillary Clinton have handled Putin?
In 2016, when Donald Trump was running for president, his rival Hillary Clinton slammed him to the face as a ‘puppet’ of Vladimir Putin – a claim she and many others have made increasingly vehemently since. the beginning of his administration.
Now Mrs. Clinton has weighed in on what is happening in Ukraine with an op-ed for Atlantic in which she writes that Republicans aid and abet the governments of Russia and China as they attack the world order.
“Much has been made of the assault on American democracy by a radicalized Republican Party,” Clinton writes, “but its international consequences have not received the attention they deserve. Republican leaders are abandoning the fundamentals of American democracy even as the stakes in the global struggle between democracy and autocracy are clearer and higher than at any time since the end of the Cold War.
Watch his 2016 exchange with Mr. Trump below:
Andrew NaughtyFebruary 25, 2022 12:08
Investigation into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago documents widens
the New York Times reports that the House Oversight Committee is expanding its investigation into Donald Trump’s storage of White House documents at Mar-a-Lago in violation of laws that require him to submit them to the National Archives.
According to the newspaper, committee chairwoman Carolyn B Maloney wrote to the National Archivist asking for a “detailed description” of the contents of the 15 boxes of documents recovered from the Florida presidential camp – including documents that the president “had torn, destroyed, mutilated or attempted to tear, destroy or mutilate”.
It has been reported that some of the recovered materials are in fact classified or sensitive.
Andrew NaughtyFebruary 25, 2022 11:22 am
AZ governor: Better a white nationalist than a Democrat
Arizona GOP Governor Doug Ducey, who has faced resentment from Trumpists for refusing to endorse the false claim that his state was robbed for Joe Biden in 2020, has defended a US senator Sitting state speaking at a white nationalist conference next week. .
Wendy Rogers’ name is high on the agenda at the third annual America First political action conference, a right-wing racist rally started by “groyper” Nick Fuentes. Asked how he felt about Ms Rogers’ extreme views, Mr Ducey said he’d rather have her in power than a Democrat.
Andrew NaughtyFebruary 25, 2022 10:29
Republican senators divided on Ukraine
Two Republican senators gave startlingly different diagnoses of the US position on events in Ukraine. Speaking to a CPAC reporter, Missouri’s Josh Hawley said not only should the United States not send forces to fight in Ukraine (there is no suggestion that they will), but that they should in fact withdraw troops outside from Europe in order to focus on the Chinese threat in East Asia.
Compare that view with Florida’s Marco Rubio, who opposes the idea that Vladimir Putin could have been appeased into invading Ukraine with the offer of NATO security guarantees – and insists that the implications of the conflict should not be underestimated.
Andrew NaughtyFebruary 25, 2022 9:30 a.m.
A Trumpist Speaks: Flynn on Ukraine
Michael Flynn, the retired general and extreme conspiracy theorist who was a central figure in Donald Trump’s long-running Russian relations scandal, released a statement expressing his views on Ukraine.
In it, he condemns the invasion, but presents it essentially as a failure of diplomacy on the part of the Biden administration – that is, a failure to address “legitimate security concerns” and ” legitimate ethnic problems” by Vladimir Putin in Ukraine itself.
Read the statement below:
Andrew NaughtyFebruary 25, 2022 8:48 a.m.
ICYMI: Republicans break with Donald Trump in the face of praise from Russia
Few Republican politicians criticized President Joe Biden as Russia invaded Ukraine, breaking with former President Donald Trump, who praised Russian President Vladimir Putin.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy put the blame for the invasion squarely on Mr Putin’s shoulders and did not even mention the Democratic president.
Read the full story here:
Maroosha MuzaffarFebruary 25, 2022 07:00
ICYMI: Obama backs Biden’s response to Russian invasion of Ukraine
After Donald Trump called Vladimir Putin a “scholar” and a “genius” for invading Ukraine, former Democratic President Barack Obama praised Joe Biden for his response to Russia.
Mr Obama accused Russia of launching “a brazen attack on the Ukrainian people, in violation of international law and the basic principles of human decency”.
Read the full story here:
Maroosha MuzaffarFebruary 25, 2022 06:50
ICYMI: Two New York prosecutors investigating Trump have resigned
Two prosecutors leading the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into the former president and his business practices resigned on Wednesday.
Prosecutors Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz tendered their resignations after new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicated he had doubts about pursuing a case against Mr Trump.
Read the full story here:
Maroosha MuzaffarFebruary 25, 2022 06:30
Belief in QAnon has grown since Trump left office, study finds
According to the latest study by its supporters, the QAnon conspiratorial movement has continued to thrive in the United States more than a year after Donald Trump left the White House.
The latest study from the Public Religion Research Institute found that about 22% of Americans think a ‘storm’ is coming, “18% think violence might be needed to save the country, and 16% think the government, media and the worlds finances are controlled by Satan worshiping pedophiles.
The study indicates that “the share of QAnon believers has increased slightly through 2021”.
He added that in March, 14% of Americans were QAnon believers, compared to 16% in July, 17% in September and 17% in October.
The PRRI study also found that “the share of skeptics on QAnon has remained relatively stable”.
Maroosha MuzaffarFebruary 25, 2022 06:10
Bernie Sanders calls Trump’s praise of Putin ‘outrageous’
Bernie Sanders called Donald Trump’s praise of the Russian president “outrageous”, but said it was “not surprising”.
The Vermont senator said: “It is outrageous, if not surprising, that Trump is praising Putin’s murderous invasion of Ukraine as an act of ‘genius.’ He added that “it should concern us all that Putin is exactly the kind of leader Trump likes to be, and that so few Republicans have the guts to say it out loud.”
During the interview, the former president called Mr “savvy” and a “genius” for invading Ukraine. He said, “I said, ‘How smart is that? He’s going to come in and be a peacekeeper,” Mr. Trump said.
“It is the most powerful force for peace. We could use it on our southern border. It is the strongest force for peace I have ever seen. There were more army tanks than I have ever seen. They’ll keep the peace, okay.
Maroosha MuzaffarFebruary 25, 2022 05:29