In a moment that showed how unfit for office he really is, Donald Trump humiliated himself by not known that Russian is already occupying Ukrainian territory.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 31, 2016
Transcript via ABC’s This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: They took away the part of the platform calling for the provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine to defend themselves.
Why is that a good idea?
TRUMP: Well, look, you know, I have my own ideas. He’s not going into Ukraine, OK?
Just so you understand. He’s not going to go into Ukraine, all right?
You can mark it down and you can put it down, you can take it anywhere you want.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, he’s already there, isn’t he?
TRUMP: OK, well, he’s there in a certain way, but I’m not there yet. You have Obama there. And frankly, that whole part of the world is a mess under Obama, with all the strength that you’re talking about and all of the power of NATO and all of this, in the meantime, he’s going where — he takes — takes Crimea, he’s sort of — I mean…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you said you might recognize that.
Russia took Crimea which is legally a part of Ukraine in 2014, so Putin has been in Ukraine for two years. The Republican nominee for president knows nothing about world affairs. He is completely uninformed about what is going on the world.
Trump obviously isn’t studying his briefing books. When asked a question about a global conflict that he knows nothing about Trump resorted to his usual empty bluster, and it completely backfired.
Donald Trump humiliated himself on national television.
It is easy to see why Putin wants Comrade Donald to be the next US president. If Trump wins, Putin will have a clueless stooge leading the world’s only superpower who can be easily manipulated and pushed around.
Donald Trump knows less than nothing, and if elected, it is possible that he will weaken the United States to the degree that the country is no longer a superpower.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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