Trump news: State Department ‘has no words’ after ex-president praised Putin’s attack on Ukraine

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As Vladimir Putin attacks Ukraine with ground forces and air strikes, a foreign ministry spokesman said he had “no words” in response to Donald Trump’s praise of the Russian autocrat.

Twice in two days, the former president praised Putin as “smart” and blamed Joe Biden for what is happening.

“he is [Mr Putin] Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Mr. Trump said: “As an American, I’m angry about it and I’m sad about it. It all happened because of a rigged election.”

In another Wednesday night video circulating on social media, Mr. Trump can be heard saying: “Trump said Putin is smart. He took over a country for $2 in sanctions. I would say that is very smart.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump praised Mr. Putin as “smart” and called his move toward Ukraine “genius.”

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Biden talks about Ukraine

The White House confirmed that Joe Biden will address the nation on Ukraine in just two hours.

Andrew NottiFeb 24 2022 15:13

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Biden talks about Ukraine

The White House confirmed that Joe Biden will address the nation on Ukraine in just two hours.

Andrew NottiFeb 24 2022 15:13

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Analyst: GOP reaction to Ukraine invasion has roots in 2016

As much of the pro-Trump right either downplays or almost approves of the Ukrainian invasion, journalist and historian Garrett M. Graf wrote that the Republican Party’s reorganization away from orthodox American internationalism began several years ago…

Here’s an in-depth look for the Associated Press at how the new generation of the Republican Party has taken its movement in a different direction.

Andrew NottiFeb 24 2022 14:05

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Trump’s Republican predecessor took a different position on Ukraine

George W. Bush, the last Republican to serve as president before Donald Trump, issued a statement regarding what Russia is doing to its neighboring country. It is quite different from the line taken by the 45th president, to put it mildly:

Andrew NottiFeb 24 2022 13:36

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Foreign Ministry “silent” after Trump’s Ukraine comments

Speaking yesterday about former President Vladimir Putin’s tribute to when he ordered the invasion of Ukraine, State Department spokesman Ned Price briefly conveyed the mood in Foggy Bottom…

Andrew NottiFeb 24 2022 12:55

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The Trump-Putin relationship resonates around the world

Donald Trump’s affinity for Vladimir Putin has been so evident that other world leaders have made explicit reference to it while doing their own domestic business. Here is an example from Israel:

Andrew NottiFeb 24 2022 12:20

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ICYMI: Prosecutors resign from New York Trump investigation

It is reported that there are doubts about the merits of suing Mr. Trump himself. The investigation (which differs from the investigation led by New York Attorney General Letitia James) led to a grand jury meeting to evaluate the evidence, but he did not present any evidence to them for some time. The investigation appears to have been hampered by the failure to “turn” the Trump Organization’s senior staff against their boss.

Nathan Bliss story:

Andrew NottiFebruary 24, 2022 11:50

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Flashbacks: How Trump sided with Putin

While commentators, politicians, and the State Department express shock at Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin even as the Russian president attacks Ukraine, John Bowden has this summary of key moments in which the former president sided with Putin.

Andrew NottiFebruary 24, 2022 11:11

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Watch: Trump summons Fox News as the invasion of Ukraine begins

Donald Trump called Fox News reporter Laura Ingraham while on air last night to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The conversation that followed was strange even by the standards of the two people involved:

Andrew NottiFeb 24 2022 10:45

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