It seems former President Donald Trump has officially said the quiet part out loud when it comes to his feelings on, or rather, to be quite frank, his admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The topic of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has been a hot one for quite some time now — especially given that it quickly became apparent that Trump allegedly had more than a little help in securing his role as the “leader” of the United States from the Russian dictator.
Of course, Trump and his people have remained steadfast in their vehement denial of the notion that Putin essentially helped the reality TV washup cheat his way into the United States presidency. However, it now seems that Trump’s no longer even trying to hide the high regard with which he holds Vladimir Putin.
During a recent, frankly troubling interview the former president recently sat down for with The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, Donald Trump flat out said that Putin’s recent moves have been “genius,” and went on to refer to the Russian dictator as a “peacekeeper.”
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But if that wasn’t bad enough, he went so far as to seemingly imply that the United States could benefit from many of Putin’s tactics at our southern border.
“Well, what went wrong was a rigged election and what went wrong is a candidate that shouldn’t be there and a man that has no concept of what he’s doing. I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius,'” Trump proudly admitted during the recent interview. “Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine. Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful.”
“So Putin is now saying, ‘It’s independent,’ a large section of Ukraine. I said, ‘How smart is that?’ And he’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper,” Trump went on to state. “That’s strongest peace force… We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re gonna keep peace all right. No, but think of it. Here’s a guy who’s very savvy… I know him very well. Very, very well.”
The one-term, twice-impeached ex-president went on to push the same old tired notion he’s been pushing since the day he was evicted from the White House when he claimed that the entire Ukrainian invasion would have been completely avoided had he still been in office. A notion that, of course, completely ignore the fact that Russia was already fully invading and occupying Ukrainian territory while Trump was still the president, and Donald didn’t do a damn thing.
In case it wasn’t clear to you before, I truly believe there is no one on the face of this earth that Donald Trump holds in higher respect and regard than dictator Putin. And he’s not afraid to say it anymore.
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