Donald Trump is promoting his presidential credentials by claiming that Russia will not invade Ukraine if he wins the 2020 election.
“This terrible disaster would never have happened” if “I was president,” he told the Conservative Party Political Action Conference in Florida shortly after. war broke out.
“Under our administration, Russia respected America like every other country respects America, but now Joe Biden is seen as weak,” the former US leader said. Vladimir Putin Trump added there was a “relationship with Ukraine”, but he warned his Russian counterpart “never let that happen”.
Trump ‘counterattacks Russia’
ONE poll of the Harvard Center for American Political Studies found that 63% of Americans believe Putin would not invade Ukraine if Trump remained in power. This view is supported by 85% of Republicans and 38% of Democrats, according to a survey of more than 2,000 voters when Russia launched the attack last month.
Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley has also stated that the invasion “will never happen” under the supervision of the former US president. Haley told NBC’s Meet the press Last week Trump “opposed Russia” with his White House actions, including sanctions Nord Stream 2increase spending on the US military and make the country’s energy independent.
United on Nato
The claim that Putin would not dare to invade Trump while in power was opposed by a wide range of senior Republicans.
But “this kind of talk not only turns our foreign policy into a partisan issue, but is also based on assertions that don’t match reality,” said Nicholas Creel, assistant professor of business law at the University of California. Georgia and State University, argue.
In an article for NewsweekCreel wrote that the “only conceivable reason” why Moscow might not be aggressive during a second Trump term is with a “damn” US president about sabotaging or even withdrawing. NatoSuch an attack may not be necessary.
Trump “never passed up an opportunity to say flattering things” about Putin, Creel added. However, the flattery is “anything but the words of someone who we might expect to take a strong stand against Russia’s ruthless dictator”.
Marie Yovanovitch, a former US ambassador to Ukraine, has suggested that Trump’s notorious efforts to withhold military aid from Ukraine during a 2019 phone call with Volodymyr Zelenskyy may have encouraged Putin.
Yovanovitch tells Meet the press earlier this week that the release of phone call records in Trump impeachment trial “Showed the world that we have an administration that is willing to trade our national security for personal and political gain.”
John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, has said that his former boss has “made it clear” to Putin how little he cares about Ukraine. When asked if the former US leader had taken action to stop the invasion, Bolton said Vice News that “you never know with Trump”.
“It depends on what time of day, it depends on what he thinks his political interests are going to be at any given time,” Bolton said. “I don’t think he can get in Putin’s way in the end.”
‘A clear warning’
Joe Concha at Hill concluded that it was “logically agreed” that Putin would not invade under Trump. Russia did not invade any of its neighbors when Trump was in power from 2017 to 2021, Concha noted.
But with Russia now moving into Ukraine, “it’s hard not to connect a dot back to the deadly fall of Russia.” US withdraws from Afghanistan last August”, when the Taliban took Kabul faster than the Biden administration had expected.
Ultimately, however, the question was “irrelevant,” Concha said. “The hypocrites don’t help brave, resilient Ukrainians in their fight against Russia – and it doesn’t matter which president or former president.”
Jordan Gans-Morse, professor of political science and department director of the Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European studies program at Northwestern University, argues that, in fact, it is.
The opportunity to reflect on how the Ukraine conflict might play out with Trump at the White House serves as “a clear warning” to elect “top US presidents” and create a “preservative measure”. defend against an itchy president nuclear trigger finger”, wrote Gans-Morse in the article for NBC News.
With the “negligible possibility that Trump could return” 2024 presidentthen “command”.
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