Speaking live to Fox News, former U.S. President Donald Trump insisted that Vladimir Putin’s current military operation in Ukraine would not have happened under his administration.
“I really don’t think he wanted to do this initially”, Trump said. “I think he wanted to negotiate, and it just got worse and worse, and then he saw the weakness. I think it started with the weakness in Afghanistan – I really think that’s where he looked and started to think ‘I can do this”.
“It’s a very sad day for the country, and a lot of people who are going to be needlessly killed.”