Russian state TV guest says Donald Trump will not have the power to stop the war
Donald Trump “would not end this war in Ukraine” if he were successful in his bid for re-election as president, a guest on Russian state television said.
The former president, who announced in November that he would seek re-election in 2024, has repeatedly said he believes he could resolve Ukraine’s ongoing conflict within hours once in office.
Trump told a crowd gathered in Salem, New Hampshire on Saturday that he could end the Ukraine war in just one day.
He said his “personality” had “kept the US out of the war” during his tenure, but “even now I could solve that in 24 hours”.
“It’s so terrible what happened,” he added. “These cities are now demolished.”
“IF PRESIDENT, I WOULD BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE AN END TO THIS HORRIBLE AND FAST-ESCALCING WAR WITHIN 24 HOURS,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account ahead of his New Hampshire performance. “SUCH A TRAGICAL WASTE OF HUMAN LIFE!!!”
“FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES,” he also posted on Truth Social. “End this crazy war, NOW. So easy!”
The former president was referring to the Biden administration’s decision to send 31 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine.
Discussing the comments on Russian state television, presenter Dmitry Kulikov introduced the assembled commentators to the topic “our Donald Trump”. according to a translation by Russian Media Monitorled by journalist Julia Davis.
Kulikov suggests that the comments would not have a significant impact on military action but would “affect the political landscape”.
In response to Kulikov, guest Karen Shakhnazarov said he believes “American presidential candidates will say anything, but once they become president, it’s a whole different story.”
Later in his response, he said, “If Donald Trump were to become president again, I don’t think much would change.”
“He wouldn’t end this war, he wouldn’t stop supplies,” Shakhnazarov added, but “the rhetoric would be different — maybe it would be quite friendly, like, ‘We like the Russians, Putin is a good guy.'”
Shakhnazarov said a “bourgeois oligarchy” controls US domestic and world politics, meaning the president “doesn’t matter much, or maybe doesn’t matter at all.”
Robert Collins, a political analyst and professor at Dillard University, previously said news week that Trump “always claims that he can easily solve any problem that currently exists”.
“Even though the records show he had his own issues that he was unable to resolve during his tenure,” he added.
As early as September 2022, a guest on Russian state television called the former president “our beloved Trump, in whom we all pin our hopes for sobering America.”
in the Russian Media Monitor clip shared by DavisThen the state TV presenter Olga Skabeeva addresses the audience. In an apparent reference to Trump, she says “we must support him” after saying that “as always, our candidate is not failing”.
https://www.newsweek.com/russian-state-tv-donald-trump-power-stop-war-ukraine-1777331 Russian state TV guest says Donald Trump will not have the power to stop the war