Op-ed by Summer Lane | Photo: Alamy
President Donald Trump confidently assured Americans this week that if he were president, he would be able to negotiate an end to the intense war between Russia and Ukraine within 24 hours – and he’s got the track record to prove that he could do it.
As the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump was the only president in decades who did not push American troops into unneeded and endless foreign wars. Unfortunately, with the Biden administration at the helm, the U.S. has forked over almost $100 billion dollars in aid to Ukraine and counting.
To make matters worse, Joe Biden recently announced that the U.S. would be providing Ukraine with 31 Abrams Tanks, which the Russian Kremlin sees as a sign of America’s “direct involvement in the conflict,” as reported by RSBN.
According to a report from the New York Post, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy head of Russia’s security council, threatened nuclear war in the event of a Russian defeat in a statement posted to the Telegram messaging app.
“The loss by a nuclear power in a conventional war can provoke the outbreak of a nuclear war,” he wrote.
Trump stated earlier this week, “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”
With the terrifying threat of nuclear war hanging over Americans’ heads, Trump’s executive call to end the war in Ukraine demonstrates a radical difference between his successfully executed foreign affairs interactions as president and the inflammatory international policies of the Biden administration.
A track record of success
Trump famously authored the bestselling book, “The Art of the Deal,” in 1987, providing a summary of his approach to business negotiations in the real world. In 1984, a 38-year-old Donald Trump told the Washington Post that he was so confident of his ability to negotiate that he could easily talk with the Soviet Russians about the threat of nuclear weapons.
“Some people have an ability to negotiate,” he said at that time. “It’s an art you’re basically born with. You either have it or you don’t.” He added that in the case of negotiating on the issue of nuclear weapons, “It’s something that somebody should do that knows how to negotiate and not the kind of representatives that I have seen in the past.”
Decades later as president, Trump brought his negotiating skills to the White House table, powerfully reigning in the tyranny of dangerous foreign powers. As reported by RSBN, while Trump was president, Russia did not invade Ukraine, North Korea’s nuclear threats were brought to heel, and Trump even brokered the historic Abraham Accords, relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in Israel.
Because of his undeniable gift for negotiation, the world was at peace for four years.
Respect for the military & emphasis on combat readiness
President Trump gained the respect of the U.S. military during his time in office largely because he cared enough about the Armed Forces to adequately provide it with the resources our troops needed to protect the country.
According to a 2020 article from Forbes, Trump increased military readiness, directed investment in warfighting systems and weapons, revitalized and restrengthened the nuclear arsenal, and kickstarted space-oriented security and communications through the creation of the Space Force.
The Trump campaign website also reminds Americans that the president “obliterated 100 percent of the ISIS caliphate, killed its founder and leader Abu-Bakar Al Baghdadi, and eliminated the world’s number one terrorist, Qasem Soleimani. President Trump kept America out of new wars and brought thousands of brave troops home from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and many other countries.”
Trump’s even-keeled “peace through strength” approach to overseeing the U.S. military is a stark contrast to Joe Biden, who kicked off his first term in office by initiating a stunningly catastrophic U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021.
Tragically, 13 U.S. soldiers were killed in an ISIS-K suicide bombing during the withdrawal.
Biden also substantially weakened the U.S. Armed Forces by forcing tyrannical Covid vaccine mandates on American troops, resulting in the discharge of countless soldiers who were required to receive the shot or lose their jobs, via RSBN.
A world in chaos, one president of peace
President Trump’s time in office provided a blueprint for success when it comes to international relations and foreign affairs. Trump took control of the world stage, standing up to NATO, the World Economic Forum, and a slate of authoritarian actors on the global stage who had taken advantage of the United States for years.
Under Trump, there was no threat of nuclear war, no billions of dollars being funneled into a foreign Eastern European country, and no internal weakening of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Biden may be occupying the White House right now, but his bumbling, cavalier attitude toward stirring up World War III indicates a lack of respect for the American people and for the sanctity of human life.
“Under Joe Biden, the world has become vastly more dangerous, and there is no greater danger than the deadly menace of nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles,” Trump said on Friday.
He noted that the word “nuclear” was never used during his administration, but now other countries are using that word against us regularly because they do not respect the U.S.
He warned that a potential World War III would make “World War One and World War Two look like very small battles.”
There is only one path ahead for Americans in these tense and troubling times: we need President Trump back in the White House. The world is in chaos, and there is only one president of peace who has the negotiating capabilities to bring global disruption back into balance again.
2024 can’t come soon enough.