Former American President Donald Trump has blamed the ongoing operation of the Russian military in Ukraine on President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory, claiming the conflict would not have happened under his own administration.
Gatekeepers News reports that Trump spoke on Wednesday during a phone interview with TV host Laura Ingraham on Fox News.
“This should have never happened. This would not have happened during my administration. In fact, some people are saying why didn’t this take place over the last four years? It didn’t for a very good reason and I’ll explain that to you someday, but it wouldn’t have taken place and it wouldn’t have taken place right now. It’s a sad thing for the world and the country and a lot of people that will be needlessly killed.”
Trump claimed that he would have used his good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the current conflict from happening.
“Well, I know him very well. We had many, many times together. I got along with him fantastically despite the fact I shut down Nord Stream-2, nobody would’ve heard of Nord Stream 2 if it weren’t for me. I am the one that shut it down.’
Trump claimed that the so-called ‘Russia hoax’ ruined his good relationships with both Putin and Chinese President Xi, arguing he kept the two apart.
When Ingraham asked Trump about the continuing closeness between Putin and Xi, Trump said: “Well, I had a good relationship with both.
“You see what happened with Durham and those reports and other reports including Mueller. It was just a made-up hoax and it really hurt our country but despite the hoax, I had a good relationship with President XI of China, other than the fact that I was tariff-ing and taxing the hell out of him.”
“As a young man growing up, I always heard that the worst thing that could happen is to drive those two countries together. It really started with Obama and energy. He drove them together because one needed the energy and the other needed the money,” Trump added.
“He drove them together and Biden — I kept them apart – and Biden now it’s a great love fest and that’s a very bad thing and I think you can probably add Iran into it too.”
Ingraham stated that President Biden is ‘monitoring the situation’ and planning to talk to fellow G7 leaders on Thursday. She asked Trump what he thought about Biden’s approach and he said: “I don’t think he’s monitoring, I think he is probably sleeping right now,’ Trump retorted.
“This is a terrible thing that should never have happened. I really believe that it was Afghanistan when he looked at that horrible, weak pullout.’
Trump added that he believes Putin sees this as “the weakness and the incompetence and the stupidity of [the Biden] administration.”
“As an American, I am angry and saddened,” he continued.
“It all happened because of a rigged election. That includes inflation and that includes millions of people pouring in on a monthly basis – far more than three million people – and they’re coming from 129 different countries. They are destroying our country.”