Statement On Trump Saying Putin Is “A Man That Is Just Driven”

In response to Donald Trump’s praise for Putin at tonight’s rally in South Carolina, DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement: 

“Let’s be very clear — the leader of the Republican Party’s consistent praise and excuses for Vladimir Putin as he launches his war and bombs Ukrainian civilians is disgusting, and in any other reality, disqualifying. After calling Putin a ‘genius,’ Trump added more praise for Putin tonight by calling him ‘a man that is just driven.’ Republicans continue to enable Trump, just like they did for four years, by refusing to condemn his praise of a brutal authoritarian. The difference couldn’t be clearer as President Biden unites our allies and partners to impose unprecedented sanctions on Russia and arm the Ukrainian people against Putin’s unprovoked war.”