We always found it hard to believe that President Donald Trump was a puppet of Vladimir Putin, seeing as he promoted sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and reversed the Obama administration to approve the sale of arms to Ukraine, including sniper rifles, rocket launchers, and Javelin anti-tank missiles. There was even a report in Bloomberg that the Obama White House advised Kyiv to stand down when Russia rolled tanks into Crimea.
Former national security adviser John Bolton is telling Newsweek that if Trump had been reelected in 2020, “Russians would already be in Kyiv.”
If Donald Trump had won "Russians would already be in Kyiv," says former US national security adviser https://t.co/BSjeLGJ0FQ
— hussein kanji (@hkanji) February 5, 2022
Bolton told Newsweek that a second Trump term would likely have seen the former president double down on the conspiracy theories that poisoned his administration’s ties with Kyiv and led to his first of two impeachments.
“I think he would have given Ukraine away, basically,” Bolton told Newsweek. “Until they turn over that Democratic National Committee server and find out what Hunter Biden was doing in Ukraine, Ukraine was going to fend for itself.”
All evidence points to the contrary, but go off.
Well, they had 4 years to try
— Bulldog Capital (@YearOTheDolphin) February 5, 2022
Remind me again why they didn’t between 2016-2020? And also remind me who was president when Russia shot down a civilian airliner?
— Justen (@blanco_basura) February 5, 2022
How come Russia annexed Crimea under Obama and is now threatening Ukraine under Biden instead of doing all that when they had a puppet in the White House who they controlled through blackmail? 🤡
— TRAVELHAX (@TrvlHax) February 5, 2022
John Bolton 😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Ex-Chicago Dad (@FurioGiunta10) February 5, 2022
— Lesage Locke (@lesagelocke) February 5, 2022
And he is completely wrong, but you knew that already.
— Frank (@richardrahl1086) February 5, 2022
…”John Bolton”… pic.twitter.com/pFaxkCJWw3
— Ann Chovies (@AnnChovies_) February 5, 2022
John Bolton is my least favorite Scooby-Doo villain.
— Captain Chaos (@VictrPrinzim) February 5, 2022
Can we all try to only say things that make sense instead
— Caesar Poundational (@caesar_pounce) February 5, 2022
Simply sour grapes from the Boltster.
— I AM THE SUN 🌞 (@MichaelHasenst6) February 5, 2022
If only we had four years of evidence showing this contention is nonsense.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) February 5, 2022
Amazing how Putin waited for his puppet to leave office before moving on Ukraine…
— Nick (@Nickster0188) February 5, 2022
Yet somehow it didn’t happen for 4 years? It must suck to shill for a mummified muppet.
— Fringe Minority Scientist (@waitwhat_2000) February 5, 2022
Such BS. Trying to paint Trump as weak as Joe Biden on Russia when there was zero aggression in the way they’re posturing themselves now is beyond ridiculous. As much as people hate Trump, his foreign policy was one of his greatest strengths as President.
— JenniferW (@JenWoodruff79) February 5, 2022
But remember that CNN scandal when Trump dumped the whole bowl of fish food into the koi pond in Japan?
Bolton is a clown.
— JDJ (@jundjr) February 5, 2022
We used to respect the guy.
What happened to a ‘minor incursion’? Joe Biden sets global expectations for potential Russian invasion of Ukraine https://t.co/mro1egQlUT
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 25, 2022