There's still over a year to go before the 2024 election but Donald Trump is out here dropping BOMBS.
Not only is he confident that he would have the war in Ukraine "settled in one day" if elected, he's saying that the European Union needs to step up and start paying "a lot more money" to subsidize the conflict between Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin.
He made the claims during his Town Hall meeting on CNN on May 10, saying:
Here’s the thing — have to say it to start off, no longer matters — if I were president, this would have never happened, and even the Democrats admit that. Putin knew it would have never happened, and his pipeline would have never happened. A lot of things would never have happened … and all those dead people, both Russian and Ukrainian, they wouldn’t be dead today. And all those cities that are blown up and disintegrated right to the ground, that wouldn’t have happened.
"Now, here’s the problem, we’ve given so far $171 billion. They’ve given — they meaning [the] European Union, which is approximately the same size altogether as our economy — they’ve given about $20 billion," Trump concluded. "We’re at $170 and they’re at $20, you don’t have to know too much about history or geography to realize they’re a little bit more affected than we are so they’ve got to put up a lot more money because they’re taking advantage of us just like every other country did," Trump added.
This is real statesmanship. pic.twitter.com/CItkC8vKi3
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) May 11, 2023