Trump’s Position on Ukraine: Let Putin “Take Over”

In last night’s appearance on Fox, Donald Trump doubled down on praising Putin and floating his “solutions” for Ukraine.

Trump’s position on Ukraine is no secret: He said to Fox News that he might have let Russia “take over” parts of Ukraine.

Daily Beast: “Fox News Edits Out Trump Saying He Might’ve Let Russia ‘Take Over’ Parts of Ukraine”

Over and over again, Trump has bragged about his “good relationship” with Vladmir Putin and last night was no exception.

Donald Trump, last night: “I got along very well with Putin.”

Donald Trump, February 2023: “I actually had a very good relationship.”

Washington Post, February 2022: “‘Genius,’ ‘Savvy’: Trump reacts to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine exactly as you’d expect”

Donald Trump, February 2022: “‘I said, ‘“How smart is that?’” He’s going to go in and be a peacekeeper,’ added Trump, who regularly praised and sought close ties with Putin during his time in office. ‘That’s the 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 going to keep peace, all right.’”

Donald Trump, February 2022: “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… Here’s a guy who’s very savvy.”