Ex-US President Donald Trump has linked the invasion of Ukraine to the situation at the US border. He attacks his successor Joe Biden.
ORLANDO – Former US President Donald Trump has attacked his successor Joe Biden over Russia’s attack on Ukraine, comparing the invasion to the situation at the US border.
“The Biden administration has spent months pondering how to stop an invasion of a foreign country thousands of miles away,” Trump said Saturday night at the conservative CPAC conference in Orlando, Fla. “I believe Americans deserve a president who will also stop the invasion of our country.”
Trump alluded to migration across the US southern border – he had promised to build a wall there during his tenure. Democrats say Ukraine’s borders are sacred, Trump said. At the same time, they would destroy US borders and sacrifice US sovereignty. “We have a border that is a disaster. People are coming to our country that we don’t want, that aren’t good for our country.”
Trump does not skimp on self-praise
Trump also stressed during his appearance in Orlando that the Russian attack on Ukraine was “appalling”, a “scandal and an atrocity”. The ex-president was not stingy with self-praise either, claiming again that there had been no invasion under his administration. At that time Russia would have respected America, President Biden was seen as weak. Throughout his tenure, critics have accused Trump of soft-talking Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This plays “on Biden like on a drum,” said Trump. He, on the other hand, got along well with Putin. “You can be very tough and still get by.” Putin understood that he was not playing games, the ex-president continued. “The problem is not that Putin is smart, because of course he is smart. The real problem is that our leaders are stupid. Stupid. So stupid.” dpa
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