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Trump says Putin is 'not going to go into Ukraine,' despite Crimea

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Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin won't make a military move into Ukraine -- even though Putin already has done just that, seizing the country's Crimean peninsula.

"He's not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He's not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want," Trump said in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."

Donald Trump says Vladimir Putin is 'not going to go into Ukraine,' despite Crimea - CNNPolitics.com

Good Lord. How stupid can he be?
 

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Considering that Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort was the campaign manager for the pro-Putin Ukraine president's election...that I find highly suspect that Trump didn't know the Russians had already gone into Ukraine....or are there now.

Trump has made it quite clear he has no intention of interfering in Russia's aggression against NATO countries....


"...In his recent interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump warned that the United States would defend only NATO allies who have “fulfilled their obligations to us.” He made clear that he sees allies as business partners, and relationships with them in transactional terms: Pay up or we won’t protect you

This framing of alliance relationships as protection-racket contracts misses the strategic value of allies to the United States. We want allies to keep the peace, fight alongside us in times of war and defend our common values — long-term strategic objectives that stretch well beyond any debate about national military budgets...."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...ca2712-527d-11e6-88eb-7dda4e2f2aec_story.html



No sooner had Trump said that....Putin pays a visit to Slovenia.....to convince them to ignore US sanctions and leave NATO. Slovenia, if you didn't know...is Trump's wife, Melania's homeland.


"...Putin said the talks focused on “mutual economic projects important for both countries.” He said Russian trade with the EU has dropped almost in half because of sanctions “and not that much” with the United States.

“Both things are not good,” he told the Slovenian leader.

Russia is Slovenia’s top non-EU trading partner but trade between the two has dropped nearly 30 percent since the Western sanctions and Russian counter-sanctions.

Some Slovenian opposition parties believe that Putin’s visit was an attempt to break Western unity over maintaining the sanctions against Moscow.

“We knew from the start that the controversial guest would use the visit primarily to demonstrate his influence in an EU and NATO member state,” said Jozef Horvat, deputy president of the New Slovenia party.

Slovenia, a country of 2 million people, split from the former Yugoslavia in 1991. It joined NATO and the EU in 2004....."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...52-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop_b
 
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Don't worry. Pretty soon one of the Trumpsters here will tell you what he really meant by that.

How about if we just ignore it as another "Who gives a s***?" non-issue? :coffeepap:
 
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