Eric Trump claims Putin could tell Donald Trump was 'a very strong ...
While making an appearance on Hannity, former first son, Eric Trump, claimed his father would have not let Russian president Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine because they had a strong relationship, and people are roasting him for it.
"My father would've called up and said 'Vladimir don't even think about it,'" Trump said. "'Don't even try us, I'm telling you it's not going to work out very well for you.'"
Former President Trump notably maintained a good relationship with the Russian president and other autocratic leaders, despite public criticism. Even post-invasion the former president has not condemned Putin's actions.
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When Hannity asked Trump why Putin did not invade Ukraine while his father was in office. Trump said "Putin was in with the KGB" and could "read people" so "he could tell that Donald Trump was a very strong person."
However, many on Twitter did not seem to find Trump's statement particularly insightful.
Eric Trump says his father had a great relationship with Putin and says Biden has no relationship with Putinpic.twitter.com/TJQHBYfyog
Who needs a good laugh?\n\nEric Trump said Putin could tell Donald Trump was a very strong person lol.pic.twitter.com/oygVILYPJz
— Gabe Sanchez \uea00 (@Gabe Sanchez \uea00)
Trump pointed to his father's relationship with North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un as an example of how strong he was. h
In 2017, when Jong-Un spoke about potentially testing or deploying nuclear weapons, Trump responded by threatening the North Korean leader with "fire and fury like the world has never seen". The two ended up holding an in-person meeting to discuss tensions.
And Eric, Mussolini had a great relationship with Hitler. You are making a great and true point. Corrupt thugs understand each other. Good people have trouble understanding guys like your DAD.https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1503543544069328896\u00a0\u2026
Before departing from Hannity, Trump of course criticized president Biden's handling of the situation, saying Biden has "'no relationship" with Putin and seems to be afraid of him.
Eric Trump says his father had a great relationship with Putin while Biden has no relationship with him\n\nSo he's saying Biden doesn't associate with fascist dictator, but his daddy does?\n\nWas he born dumb, or did he take the advanced course at some point?\n\n #SoftOnRussia #Russiapic.twitter.com/OXyJ9gGn7R
— Alicia Smith \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a #FBR (@Alicia Smith \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\udf0a\ud83c\udf0a #FBR)
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