Former President Donald Trump said there is “a lot of love” behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to make “his country larger” on Sunday as Russian troops continued to invade Ukraine. Trump discussed the conflict during an appearance on Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s radio show Sunday.
He said he believes Putin’s ultimate goal is to eventually rebuild the Soviet Union, and he went on to explain what he believes to be Putin’s mindset.
“You say, what’s the purpose of this? They had a country. You could see it was a country where there was a lot of love and we’re doing it because, you know, somebody wants to make his country larger or he wants to put it back the way it was when actually it didn’t work very well,” Trump said.
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It’s so crazy I was sure this was fake. It’s not.
Donald Trump said that because Putin wants to make his country bigger (by brutally invading another country), it’s an act of “love.”
How can Congressional Republicans & the base support this sick bastard?https://t.co/Ve0zWIk0Ir
— Michael J. Stern (@MichaelJStern1) March 14, 2022
Trump cites 'a lot of love' as reason Putin wants to 'make his country larger' https://t.co/pwuY8yfkUx
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