Ivan Semciw: Unfortunately Trump has no idea about Ukraine’s 400 year battle with narcistic, war criminal neighbour.

Tim De Zitter. Aug 3

President’s Office slams Trump’s scandalous claims about Ukraine

Ukraine has reacted sharply to comments by former U.S. President Donald Trump that if Kyiv had given up claims to its territory of Crimea and renounced plans to join NATO it would have prevented Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak called Trump’s statements nothing more than Russian propaganda.

During the interview on the podcast, Trump said there would be no full-scale Russian invasion if he had been reelected as U.S. president. He also said if Ukraine agreed to give up Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Russia occupied in 2014, or gave up aims to join NATO, Putin would have agreed to do a deal.

“And now I don’t think he wants to make a deal,” Trump said. “I think it’s much tougher to make a deal. He’s blowing up the whole place. I mean, he’ll take over the whole place. And it’s very, very sad to watch what happened with Ukraine. Very, very sad.”

The former U.S president also claimed that he did not believe Putin wanted to invade the whole country before, but then he said that he now believes Putin will try to do so.

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From Market Realist : Feb 24, 2022

“Former President Donald Trump has made plenty of cozy remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin over the years, and it seems Trump’s feelings of admiration for the autocrat haven’t waned. In fact, to hear what Trump has to say about Putin invading Ukraine, that admiration has only intensified.

Trump’s remarks on Putin came during a chat with conservative podcaster Buck Sexton.

“This is genius,” he tells Sexton he said to himself upon seeing news that Putin had declared the independence of two eastern regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk, and mobilized troops to the region. “Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine — Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful.”

While asserting that Putin never would have tried it if Trump were still President, he seems to respect his show of force, saying we could use that kind of “peacekeeping force” on the U.S. and Mexico border.

“But here’s a guy that says, you know, ‘I’m gonna declare a big portion of Ukraine independent,’ he used the word ‘independent’ and ‘we’re gonna go out and we’re gonna go in and we’re gonna help keep peace.’ You gotta say that’s pretty savvy. And you know what the response was from Biden? There was no response. They didn’t have one for that. No, it’s very sad. Very sad.”

While Trump stopped short of supporting the Ukrainian invasion, his comments are in line with past quotes about the Russian leader. As with leaders like Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Trump seems to respect the “strength” autocratic leaders demonstrate and contrasted Putin’s strength several times against President Biden, whom Trump deems very “weak.”

Trump’s fond quotes about Putin go back almost a decade.

Long before he became president, Trump has expressed an affinity for Putin. In 2013, when he still owned the Miss Universe pageant, Trump tweeted, “Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow – if so, will he become my new best friend?” While many argued that it was a joke, the fawning comments continued up to and after his ascension to the executive office of the United States.

Trump’s recent comments on the Ukraine invasion are eerily similar to what he had to say in 2014 when Russia took Crimea. “Well, he’s done an amazing job of taking the mantle,” he told Fox News personality Eric Bolling. “And he’s taken it away from the President, and you look at what he’s doing. And so smart. When you see the riots in a country because they’re hurting the Russians, OK, ‘We’ll go and take it over.’ And he really goes step by step by step, and you have to give him a lot of credit.”

In 2020, CNN’s Brianna Keiler aired a compilation of Trump’s pro-Putin quotes, and it’s hard to deny his warm feelings. While not always consistent in his positions, it seems very clear Don’s respect for Vlad is unwavering.

13 comments

    • Let’s not overdo it, Bert. The fact is that the Trumpet did do a number of things that were good for the country. I know that you disagree with such measures as border walls and energy independence, but that doesn’t make them bad. I consider them very good. The former reduced drug and human trafficking and crimes rates and the latter reduced revenues from flowing so profusely into mafia land and other trash countries with lots of oil and gas.

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      • For me it was an unpleasant shock when I found that he was a kremlin asset in 2014. A double shock in fact, because I used to enjoy listening to Michael Savage; a close friend of Trump for years. Savage was funny and knowledgeable about many subjects that interest me. A trained epidemiologist and PHD, he had good history knowledge, conservative views and was a fluent debater. Trump was a regular guest. At that time I quite liked Trump; he was a loudmouth but always interesting to hear.
        Then a few days after the invasion of Crimea, he appeared on Savage’s show. He made some critical comments about the invasion to Savage, who quickly steered him off the topic and back to Obama , or similar. I could not understand why.
        The next time he appeared on the show, he had gone full Savage and agreed with him that Yanuk had been removed by The EU/CIA, “the deep state” and all the usual conspiracy shit. I have hated them both ever since. *
        Years before that Don Jr had praised putler and boasted of the $billions of Russian criminal money invested in the family business. All the Trumps would have known that the ruling elite, oligarchs, spooks, govt, clergy, mafia, media etc function as one single entity.
        Either putler has kompromat on Trump, Trump is a Russian agent since the 1980’s when he was first feted by the regime, or he really is exactly what he appears : a big fan of a dirty, mass murdering psychopath.
        *He was a Democrat for most of his life; the Clintons attended his marriage to Melania; the daughter of a communist activist.
        **While he was a Democrat, Trump attended a fund-raising dinner for the IRA in NYC. He sat at the top table with the leader of the IRA; a sinister psychopath named Gerry Adams. Proof is on YouTube.
        Maybe he just loves psychos?
        Also in 2014, I submitted an article about Ukraine to the London editor of Breitbart; James Delingpole. I received no reply. I was very naive in those days; I did not know that it had been taken over by putler shill Steve Bannon and that Delingpole was a full on kremtroll.
        Only this year, after putler’s Holocaust had been in full swing, Dellingpole wrote one of the most hateful anti-Ukraine articles I have ever seen; at least outside RaT.

        https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/the-msms-outrageous-misreporting-on-ukraine/

        In fact I might publish this just to show how evil Delingpole is.

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        • I’m the last guy to defend Trump. I do believe however, as a real estate developer in NewYork City and one with unbridled ambition he as well as his family sucked up to who ever would feed his ego and his empire. Not justifying his actions, only offering perhaps an explanation. I don’t think he’s in Putin’s pocket anymore then he is in Kim Jon asshole in North Korea.

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      • For a website about Ukraine I consider it rather weird that a pro-Russian guy was being treated like the Messias only because he, after many delays and an attempt to reduce the budget for Ukraine, approved a pathetic number of Javelins that Ukraine was prohibited from using.

        And to be honest, I do not care a lot about domestic policy. I think Boris Johnson also fucked his own country but as long as the weapons keep flowing to Ukraine I will be the last one to complain.

        I mean, if Trump would have grabbed a hundred hookers by the pussy and had built a 100 meter tall wall all around Mexico I would think he is an awful human being, but if he would have sent a 100 F-15’s to Ukraine I would still still be happy with him.

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        • Can you give me an example by whom, when, and how the Trumpet was treated as a Messiah? By saying such things, Bert, I think that you’re letting your doctrine get the best of you again. I, for one, gave credit where credit was due, and I still do this, but no one is ever treated like a Messiah. You, on the other hand, will trounce around on anyone who is not fully in line with your principles. Maybe he didn’t do anything right for you. That’s your prerogative. But, don’t make it sound as if anyone on here drops to his knees in front of this guy just because he did some things right in our eyes. Being a little more open-minded could do you some good, imho.

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          • You know to whom I was referring to and it is not you. Someone that always pointed at Obama or Hillary’s button if someone criticised Trump for giving arse to Putin, even though literally no one has ever praised Obama or Biden for their Ukraine policy on any website we were on.

            And as you can see I also blame Biden and Obama for how they were throwing Ukraine at the wolves or what a corrupt motherfuckers Scholz, Steinmeier and Schröder are, despite me and them sharing the same ideology.

            Also, I love John McCain despite him not being a Democrat (although he is a left-leaning Republican that saved the Affordable Care Act).

            For me the most important short global issue the world is facing is Russian aggression and probably soon China trying to take Taiwan and that is why I am here.

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            • Well, I know no one on here who worships Trump, or whatever you want to call it. We all pretty much know the guy’s pluses and minuses. Despite him having done some things far better than Biden, I am glad that he’s not our POTUS, considering his unabashed love of the evil little twit in the Kremlin.
              At any rate, I fully agree with you on the rest of what you’re saying.

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  1. I regard to Putler and mafia land, Trump was, is and always will be a complete idiot. I doubt that Putler would have refrained from attacking Ukraine on his watch.

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    • I don’t know if I’d call him an idiot. Loud mouth, narcissistic, know it all ass could be a better description. He’s done some good things but he suffers from diarrhea of the mouth. He reacts based on instinct and at times that could work but there is a serious downside. I think he should have heeded Mark Twain’s advice ..”it’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt”.

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