“I end the war in 24 hours”. As Donald Trump he repeats again that with him in the White House the war in Ukraine would not have broken out or would have had a quick solution. “I want everyone to stop dying, Russians and Ukrainians are dying, I want them to stop dying,” he said on CNN’s town hall last night from New Hampshire, one of the first states to vote next year. for the primaries.
Pressed by questions from moderator Kaitlan Colins, the former president did not want to say whether he believes Ukraine should win, stating that he does not “think in terms of victory or defeat”. “I think in terms of finding a solution so we stop killing all these people,” Trump added, later going on to criticize Joe Biden for sending too much military aid to Ukraine.
“We are giving away so much equipment, at the moment we have no ammunition left for us,” said the former president who returned to the dear topic, when he was in the White House, of European countries that are not doing enough. “I tell you this: I want Europe to put in more money”, he replied to the question of whether he will continue to support Ukraine financially and militarily in the event of his return to the White House.
Whether Vladimir Putin is a war criminal is a “matter to discuss later” because “if it is said that he is a war criminal, it will be much more difficult to make an agreement to stop this war”, he then replied to the question whether he considers the Russian president a war criminal, following his indictment by the International Criminal Court.
“If he is a war criminal, people will be able to capture and execute him, then he will fight much more than he would fight under other circumstances,” the former president said again during the ‘town hall’.
As he has done countless times since the start of the war, Trump has praised Putin’s intelligence, stressing however that the Russian president has made “a terrible mistake”. “Of course he’s smart, they want you to think he’s stupid, but he’s not stupid and he’s very smart – he said – but in my opinion he made a bad mistake: he was wrong to invade, he would never have done it if I had been president “.