Is Trump right?
In a shocking new discovery, former President Donald Trump admitted that Russian President Vladimir Putin was emboldened to invade Ukraine after he saw just how “incompetent” President Biden after his decision to withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.
In a recent interview with Fox, Trump admitted, “First of all, it’s shocking because it should have never happened, it would not have happened.”
Trump was discussing how bad tensions have gotten between Russia and Ukraine.
Trump then said the blame solely sits on President Biden’s shoulders because he showed both China and Russia how weak America was during the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Trump explained, “How we got here is when they watched Afghanistan, and they watched the most incompetent withdrawal in the history of probably any army let alone just us, and President Xi [Jinping] and President Putin – watch what happens with China very soon with Taiwan – and they watched that, and they said: ‘What’s going on? They don’t know what they’re doing.’ And all of a sudden I think they got a lot more ambitious.”
Trump then explained, “I think Putin really wanted to negotiate for a period of time, but when he watched Afghanistan when he watched that unbelievably bad withdrawal, incompetent, where they took the Military out first, where they left $85 billion worth of equipment behind for the Taliban to have and to use and of course the deaths that happened – when they watched all of that I think they got emboldened.”
“I know him very well, got along with him very well, I stopped his pipeline, I sanctioned them more than anybody ever sanctioned them,” Trump said about Putin. “No one was ever tougher on Russia, but I got along with Putin very well, we respected each other. I think you have a whole different ball game right now.”