With explosions rocking Kyiv after Russian President Putin ordered a “special military operation” against UkraineFormer President Donald Trump ran to Fox News Wednesday night and blamed Russia’s violent and unprovoked invasion of a sovereign nation on a “rigged election.”
Calling the primetime program of Trump loyalist Laura Ingraham, the twice-impeached former president, immediately asserted that none of this would have happened had he still occupied the White House. At the same time, he also lavished praise on Putin—a perennial habit that he hasn’t broken in recent days.
“It was a terrible thing. The way it started, I don’t believe he originally wanted to do this,” Trump stated. “I think he wanted to do something and negotiate about it and it just kept getting worse. He saw the weakness – when it really started with the weakness in Afghanistan. How they withdrew from Afghanistan. I really believe that’s where he started to think he could do this.”
After Ingraham said she understood President Joe Biden was monitoring the situation in Ukraine, Trump said he didn’t believe it and that Biden was “sleeping” instead. He then went back to describing the “good relationship” he had with Putin before publishing a laundered list of personal grievances.
“It was hurt by the Russian hoax. You see what happened to Durham and those reports and other reports including Mueller. It’s a made-up hoax and it hurts our country,” he said painfully, of Fox News hype about Special Counsel John Durham’s recent reporting.
Returning to the situation in Ukraine, Ingraham wonders if Putin wants to take over Ukraine in its entirety and what it will do with the NATO alliance, blaming America’s “weakness” in the process.
“I think that’s what happened,” Trump grumbled. “He will be satisfied with the peace. And now he sees the weakness and incompetence and stupidity of this administration.” The former president, who was impeached a year ago for inciting a violent uprising over false claims of election fraud, has once again returned to the obsession with “The Big Lie.” mine.
“As an American, I’m angry about it and I’m sad about it,” Trump said. “And it all happened because of a rigged election! This will never happen! ”
He added: “That includes inflation and includes millions of people pouring in every month, over three million and they come from 129 different countries. They are destroying our country! ”
Ingraham, meanwhile, quickly cut off the former president to deliver a live speech from the Ukrainian envoy at a United Nations Security Council meeting. However, unlike other cable news channels, she withdrew from the speech so she could continue chatting with Trump.
Turning to Trump in response, the Fox News host called the Ukrainian ambassador a “loser” while simultaneously petting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for begging Putin not to attack his country, describing it. was a “disgusting performance”.
However, Trump somehow thinks Ingraham reported on “American amphibious attacks” in Ukraine and that she is giving out top secret information.
“You shouldn’t say that because you and everyone else shouldn’t know about it,” Trump said with a startled glare. “They should do it secretly and not do it through the great Laura Ingraham. They should do it secretly! ”
Ingraham, in the end, reassured Trump that she was not talking about US forces but Russian troops in Ukraine, prompting the former president to casually conclude that US military action “will be next.”
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