President Donald Trump addressed the carnage in the war between Ukraine and Russia in a sit-down interview with RSBN’s Brian Glenn this week, noting that the war should have never started in the first place.
“Well, first of all, it should have never started – it would have never started had I been president,” Trump remarked. “…It can be negotiated, I think, within 24 hours. It really has to be done from the office of the president, and you have to get them both in a room.”
His comments echo a January statement from the president regarding the war overseas. He has previously said that he would be able to negotiate an end to the war between Russia and Ukraine in just 24 hours, calling the violence a “TRAGIC WASTE OF HUMAN LIFE.”
As far as how he would handle negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump assured Americans that there were ways to put an end to the ongoing conflict. “There are things you can say to each one of them, which I won’t reveal now, which will guarantee that this war will end immediately,” he said. “And they have to do it. Because what’s happening is a horror – it’s a horror.”
He added that ending the war would be “easy to do” and that both Ukrainian and Russian people were suffering as a result of the ongoing warfare. “You look at some of these cities, they’re absolutely in ashes,” he said.
“We have to do something about it,” Trump posited. “The war has to stop, and it has to stop now, and it’s easy to do.”
Trump’s comments come amid his recent statements calling for an immediate de-escalation between all parties involved in the war. “Joe Biden’s weakness and incompetence has brought us to the brink of nuclear war and now, Biden is doing what he said ten months ago would lead to World War III: he is sending in American tanks,” he said in a recent policy video.
In January, the Biden White House announced that they would be sending 31 Abrams Tanks to Ukraine.
The full interview will be available Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST.