The Republican nominee made his own comments on Russian Federation in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week”, reiterating that he would consider accepting Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. “You can mark it down and you can put it down, you can take it anywhere you want”.
“And for Trump to both encourage that and to praise Putin despite what appears to be a deliberate effort to try to affect the election I think raises national security issues”, the Democratic presidential nominee alleged.
“Well, he’s already there, isn’t he?”
The modified party platform drops its call to provide arms to Ukraine in response to Russia’s occupation of that country’s Crimea province in 2014.
“OK, well, he’s there in a certain way”. “I’m not there. You have Obama there”, he said. “So with all of these strong ties to NATO, Ukraine is a mess”, Trump said. In the meantime, he’s going away.
The reality TV star turned presidential contender detonated the controversy Wednesday when he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing”.
Looks like all of your potential employers are hiring candidates with programming skills (which you don’t have). Perhaps Donald Trump is unfamiliar with this phrase, because it is very hard to follow his language on Putin and Ukraine anywhere.
Trump said he’d “take a look at” the Russian take-over of Crimea but then made a pro-Kremlin talking point.
Peskov said Russian Federation carefully avoids any words or actions that could be interpreted as interfering in the electoral process.
Trump went on to argue that Putin might have been welcome in Crimea, sidestepping the issue of whether the Russian leader had violated the sovereignty of another state to take the territory, where Russia has a major naval base.
Accepting the Republican nomination, Trump has taken on new responsibilities.
In sharp contrast to the assurances made by Clinton and the current US administration, Trump has suggested that under his leadership the United States might abandon its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military commitments.
“I have no relationship with Putin. I don’t – I’ve never met him”, said Trump.
Okay. Now. Let us not dismiss this as Trump carrying out Putin’s party line and instead acknowledge that, yes, historically, Crimea was part of Russian Federation, and was given to Ukraine under Khrushchev, and that many (but not all) in Crimea did, and do, more strongly identify with Russian Federation than with Ukraine. But I have no relationship with him.
Even though some believed that Slovenia’s reputation suffered “international” damage after President Borut Pahor invited Vladimir Putin to Slovenia, prominent Slovenian Daily Delo sees a business opportunity in the Russian president’s visit.
Given that, you might expect Donald Trump to have a working knowledge of what’s going on in Ukraine. The Rossiya channel also showed anti-Clinton protesters outside the convention hall who it said “felt they have been betrayed after the email leak that showed Bernie Sanders was pushed out of the race”.