Trump on Ukraine: ‘This Is a Massive Crime against Humanity’
Trump warns of death and destruction during GOP donor event
President Donald Trump has weighed in on the growing death toll in Ukraine, calling it a “massive crime against humanity” while criticizing NATO for its lack of action.
During a GOP donor event Saturday, Trump covered a wide variety of topics as well as the crisis in Ukraine.
The 45th president described NATO as a “paper tiger” and said the U.S. could not stand by while Ukraine was invaded.
“At what point, we cannot take this massive crime against humanity?” Trump asked.
“We can’t let it happen. We can’t let it continue to happen.”
Trump’s remarks come as Putin's forces have besieged Ukraine and sparked fears that NATO would be drawn into the fighting.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenzky has repeatedly begged NATO to enforce a no-fly zone to thwart Russian air superiority.
But the US and its allies have failed to do so, fearing it could put NATO forces in direct conflict with Russia.
Trump himself has repeatedly said he wanted to pull the United States out of NATO, despite man of his aides pushing back against it.
Trump told donors that the US should put Chinese flags on America’s F-22s and then “bomb the s***” out of Russia, leading to conflict between the nations while we sit back and watch."
He also shared thoughts on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, saying “he’s absolutely the leader of that country,” and expressed he was impressed at how Jong Un’s advisers were “sitting at attention” when he talked and "cowered" when he spoke to them.
Trump said one general stood up so fast when spoken to and joked: “I want my people to act like that.”
Last week, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, warned that a third world war would be “nuclear and destructive” amid the current invasion of Ukraine.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Lavrov said in an interview with Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel:
“The third world war will be nuclear and destructive.”
“President Biden is an experienced man and has previously stated that the only alternative to war are sanctions.”
Lavrov added that Russia would be in “real danger” if Ukraine acquired nuclear weapons.
But there is no evidence that Ukraine was attempting to acquire nuclear weapons since it gave up its nukes in the early 1990s following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.