During an interview on Real America's Voice, a right-wing network favorable to Trump, the former president criticized the Biden administration. He argued that their "rhetoric" in the months leading up to the Ukraine invasion contributed to Putin's decision.
"They actually taunted him, if you really look at it. Our country, and our so-called leadership, taunted Putin. I said, you know, they're almost forcing him to go in with what they're saying. The rhetoric was so dumb."
Trump said the United States “taunted Putin” to the point “of almost forcing him” to invade Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/K29QW8aOoP— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) October 8, 2022
And just as Ukraine is winning...
With potentially hundreds of thousands of people dying, we must demand the immediate negotiation of the peaceful end to the war in Ukraine, or we will end up in World War III and there will be nothing left of our planet all because stupid people didn’t have a clue,” Trump told supporters Saturday at a rally in Arizona. “They really don’t understand … what they’re dealing with. The power of nuclear. They have no idea what they’re doing.”
Russian state TV showcases the latest strikes against Ukraine, seamlessly incorporating Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo & Elon Musk into their war propaganda. As for the "negotiations," it's been stated all along that Moscow seeks nothing less than Ukraine's unconditional capitulation. pic.twitter.com/dEq3RpyC9y— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) October 10, 2022