How did Donald Trump say he’d have managed Putin in Ukraine war?
The former US president has admitted that he would not be not be worried by the Russian president’s threat of nuclear weapons if attacked.
Donald Trump is back spouting his views on various topics -- he never really went away but his forums certainly diluted -- and has shared his own analysis on the war in Ukraine. The former president of the United States has admitted what he would have done if he had still been sitting in the White House, and took the opportunity to criticise his successor, President Joe Biden.
Trump would have called Putin’s ‘N-word’ bluff
The interview with controversial host Piers Morgan, which will be aired on Monday evening in the UK, gave Trump the chance to eloquently make his point regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Putin uses the ‘N-word’,” Trump said, referring to a nuclear response to NATO action. “I call it the ‘N-word’.
“He uses the ‘N-word’, the ‘nuclear’ word all the time. That’s a no-no, you’re not supposed to do that. He uses it every day.”
The man who is rumoured to be pondering another run at the presidency, potentially seeing it as the best way to get out of all the trouble he could be in, continued.
“And as they’re afraid, he uses it more and more. That’s why he’s doing the kind of things he’s doing right now. He’s doing them because he thinks ‘nobody’s gonna ever attack us, because they’re all stupid, and they’re afraid to talk.”
“We have more and better weapons”
Trump was asked by Piers about how to stop Russia’s offensive on Ukraine.
“Instead of Biden saying, ‘Oh, he has nuclear weapons,’ he keeps saying he has nuclear weapons, but we [the US] have better weapons, we have the greatest submarine power in history.
“I would say, we have far more than you do. Far, far more powerful than you.” Trump said, adding that Putin would be in trouble if he was dealing with him.
“You can’t use the word ‘nuclear’ ever again [with me]. And if you do, we’re going to have problems.”