Did you ever think you would see this headline? Think…….
THE SOUTH HAS RISEN!
I demand ALL my fellow Republicans sign a Pledge of Allegiance To The President of The United States of America that contains a condemnation of Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, for heaping praise upon the Russian Leader – who has made direct threats to ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. For doing this – coupled with military aggression….
I DECLARE RUSSIA A TERRORIST NATION!
Do not fall for the Fake Patriotism of Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell. Launch an investigation into how many Republicans knew Putin was setting a diplomatic trap for our Democratic Presient, and wanted to see him embarrassed – for political reasons.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to send Russian troops into Ukraine to support Russian-backed separatists in the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces. In an appearance on the right-wing talk radio program “The Buck Sexton Show,” Trump broke his conspicuous silence on the crisis to applaud the Russian dictator.
“This is genius,” he said of Putin’s decision on Monday to officially recognize the breakaway provinces and authorize the use of Russian military personnel to assist them. “So Putin is now saying it’s independent — a large section of Ukraine. I said, how smart is that? And he’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re gonna keep peace, all right.”
Trump is a long-standing fan of Putin’s. In 2013, he wondered on Twitter if the Russian autocrat would attend his Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and whether the two would become “best friends.” Putin did not show up. In the following years, Trump repeatedly spoke highly of Putin’s strategic acumen, noted the strongman’s intention to “re-build the Russian Empire” and defended Putin’s habit of killing dissidents and journalists, arguing that the United States does the same thing.
The West is bracing for Russia to retaliate against economic sanctions that were imposed after Moscow deployed troops into two pro-Russian separatist regions of eastern Ukraine, a move that would create further turmoil in world markets.
Russia has warned that the sanctions would hurt global financial and energy markets and that Americans will feel the “consequences of the price increase in full.” President Biden acknowledged the crisis could lead to higher gasoline prices, while U.S. businesses have been warned to prepare for possible cyber attacks. European and Japanese officials have also expressed concerns about Moscow restricting energy and chipmaking supplies. Despite the possible repercussions, Biden has pledged more sanctions if Russia further invades Ukraine.What you need to know about the Russia-Ukraine crisis
Meanwhile, Russia has cautioned Ukraine against cutting off diplomatic ties after President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday he was weighing a request from his foreign ministry to sever relations after Moscow decided to recognize the two breakaway areas of Ukraine.
Here’s what to know
- Zelensky announced Tuesday night that he was calling up the country’s military reservists after Russian lawmakers voted to give President Vladimir Putin the authority to send troops into eastern Ukraine.
- Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday canceled a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov scheduled for later in the week, saying the Kremlin’s moves against Ukraine demonstrated that it is not “serious” about diplomacy.
- White House aides are reviewing how the United States could respond if Russia curtails exporting global oil products due to hostilities over Ukraine, potentially triggering a spike in gasoline prices.