The Leader of the GOP *STILL* Won’t Condemn Putin 

As innocent Ukrainains endure Russia’s indiscriminate bombs and missiles, Donald Trump, the leader of the Republican Party, still can’t bring himself to condemn Vladimir Putin. After spending four years cozying up to Putin, the defeated former president STILL stands shoulder to shoulder with his favorite dictator.

Last night, Donald Trump refused multiple times to condemn Putin or say whether he agreed Putin – who launched an unprovoked attack on Ukraine – is “evil.”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Refuses to Condemn Putin Despite Sean Hannity Practically Begging Him To”

Newsweek: “Former President Donald Trump avoided condemning Vladimir Putin when asked by Fox News personality Sean Hannity if he agreed the Russian leader is ‘evil.’”

Politico: “Fox’s Sean Hannity set Trump up multiple times during the 30-minute exchange to criticize Putin, but the former president didn’t go along. He instead touted his relationships with Putin, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Xi Jinping of China.”

But why would anyone be surprised? The defeated former president has spent weeks praising Putin as “savvy,” “smart,” and “genius.”

Politico: “Trump calls Putin ‘genius’ and ‘savvy’ for Ukraine invasion”

CNN: “Trump defends praise of Putin even as he calls Ukrainian President ‘brave’”

Insider: “Trump again praised ‘smart’ Putin amid Ukraine invasion and said the US had become a ‘stupid country’”