On Sunday morning, Republican Donald Trump defended Russian president Vladimir Putin saying that he would “go into Ukraine” despite the fact Russia already occupies Crimea, once part of the Ukraine. Hillary for America was quick to pounce on Trump’s misunderstanding of international politics with a statement from Senior Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan. He calls out Trump’s support of Russia and lack of foreign affairs knowledge. A copy of HFA’s statement is below.
“Today, Donald Trump was asked about Vladimir Putin and Ukraine. Here is what he said:
‘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.’
What is he talking about? Russia is already in Ukraine. Does he not know that? What else doesn’t he know?
While Trump hasn’t mastered basic facts about the world, he has mastered Putin’s talking points on Crimea (which, of course, the United States and most of the world still recognizes as part of Ukraine). Today, he gamely repeated Putin’s argument that Russia was justified in seizing the sovereign territory of another country by force.
This is scary stuff. But it shouldn’t surprise us. This comes on the heels of his tacit invitation to the Russians to invade our NATO allies in Eastern Europe.
And it’s yet more proof why Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be Commander in Chief.”
News Source: The New York Times