Former President Donald Trump sent a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday through a Senate intermediary that an invasion of Ukraine would seriously damage any future relationship he could have with Trump.
“He said Putin is realizing that Biden’s weak, but he doesn’t realize that Biden won’t be around in 2024. So President Trump said today if they invade Ukraine, the Russians, it will make it impossible for any future president to have a normal relationship with Russia,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said.
It “was a pretty damn wise observation,” Graham said.
Trump has also said previously that Russia’s large military buildup on the Ukraine border never happened on his watch.
It is highly unusual for a former president to intervene in foreign affairs this way, and yet it has happened. It feels like the U.S. is becoming a banana republic.
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