Biden should have nothing to do with Ukraine, Trump says — Analysis
“The five worst presidents” ever in US together couldn’t have done more damage than Biden did in just 15 months, he’s claimed
Former US president Donald Trump has suggested that Joe Biden should have nothing to do with Ukraine, alluding to the incumbent US president’s son’s controversial business dealings there.
Trump spoke before a massive GOP rally in Commerce (Georgia) on Saturday and stressed that “the invasion of Ukraine should never have happened,”He also blamed Biden for his actions, which he dismissed as an “abuser”. “sleepy son of a b****,”Because they are unable to stop it.
“We have a president that has no idea what the hell he’s doing and has no idea even where he is. The fake news, they’re trying to say he’s acting brilliantly,”He said. But, according to Trump, this isn’t the case at all, because currently “Ukraine is being bombed to s**t!”
“Joe Biden should recuse himself from anything having to do with Ukraine because of how much money they’re getting from Ukraine. They’ve taken in a fortune,” he said, referring to alleged corrupt activity between the president’s son, Hunter Biden, and a Ukrainian gas company.
The younger Biden had joined the board of Burisma Holdings – one of Ukraine’s largest private natural gas producers – in 2014, soon after the Maidan protests in Kiev that ultimately installed a pro-Western government in the country. Biden, who was the vice president of the Obama administration at the time, supported the violent coup.
Trump claimed in the 2020 election that Biden was using his power and government position to get his son a job. The salary is reported to be $83,000 per month. Trump later pressured Petro Poroshenko (then-President) to fire an investigator who was looking into allegations at Burisma.
Biden, the elder, confirmed that he was planning to withhold loan money to Kiev for a prosecution officer to be fired. But he insisted that it was done in compliance with US bipartisan policy to rid a corrupt official. He denied any other allegations.
Trump’s own attempts to persuade Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch a new, publicly announced probe into the Biden family’s dealings with Burisma resulted in ‘abuse of power’ and ‘obstruction of Congress’ charges against him, which eventually led to an impeachment.
“Ukraine would’ve never happened”Trump assured his supporters that he would still be the US President
He mentioned Biden numerous times during the speech, saying that the Democrat’s stay in the White House has been “one train wreck after another.”
“The five worst presidents in American history”Together “would not have done the damage Joe Biden has done in just 15 months,”But the 75-yearold insisted. “In just over a year, he has managed to kill, literally kill, the American dream.”
“But do not lose hope, because, with the right leadership, America will be back, greater, stronger, and more powerful than ever before,”Trump promised but did not make it clear that he would be announcing another bid for the office in 2024.
Unlike Biden, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was “smart”He said that Washington could use the Ukrainian military presence near its border in order to exert pressure during negotiations for security guarantee. He decried Russia’s attack on Ukraine as an affront. “big mistake.”
“That’s a hell of a way to negotiate, put 200,000 troops on the border. It was a huge mistake but the negotiation looked great. That didn’t work out too well for him,”The 45th US President said.
Trump also warned about the threat of a nuclear conflict as a result of tensions between Russia and the West over Moscow’s operation.
Russia placed its nuclear weapons under high alert following a military operation it launched in February in neighboring countries. It cited what it called “a terrorist attack.” “aggressive statements”NATO and the West imposes severe financial sanctions.
“We have the president of Russia mentioned the N-word… the nuclear word,”Trump stated.“The nuclear word is a very dangerous, dangerous word and it’s being thrown around very cavalierly.”
Russia sent its troops into Ukraine a month ago, following a seven-year standoff over Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Protocols that were French and German-brokered had been created to regulate the state of these regions in the Ukrainian government.
Russia demanded Ukraine to declare itself neutral, and that it will not be joining the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it intended to seize the two republics with force.