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Former President Donald Trump has warned that nefarious global players like Chinese autocrat Xi Jinping are monitoring the Biden administration’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, further suggesting that their preparations were not enough to avert such a crisis.
In an exclusive interview with “Hannity,” Trump said none of the bloodshed Putin is demanding of Ukrainian civilians would happen if he was still in office.
“It’s so sad because this would never have happened. If we had the Trump administration, there was no way this would happen. And I know [Putin] well, and that was not something that was going to happen at all,” he said.
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Trump added that America’s enemies were likely emboldened by Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, which left 13 US military personnel dead and billions of dollars worth of US military technology ripe for the taking.
“It’s not even believable how incompetent it was, the way they retreated or surrendered, or whatever you want to call it,” he said.
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“Bad things started to happen…I’ll tell you, Putin was watching and President Xi was watching and Iranian leaders were watching, and Kim Jong Un was watching, North Korea. They were all watching,” Trump told Reuters. host Sean Hannity.
“They don’t respect our country anymore. And that’s how it happened. It never, never would have happened.”
Trump said he had a “very strong conversation” with President Putin during his tenure and that Putin would not have invaded Ukraine during a Trump administration.
“And he understood, and I’m not going to go into the big details of the conversation because no one has to know. But I’ll tell you, it never, never would have happened if we were if… I was president” , did he declare. .
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Trump added that Vice President Kamala Harris embarrassed the United States during her trip to Warsaw this week, remarking that she “laughed [like] crazy” during a discussion on the war in Ukraine with President Andrzej Duda.
“We have people in there who are grossly incompetent. And you know that, and everyone else does.”