The depths of depravity to which Donald Trump will sink appear to be bottomless. As Putin was invading Ukraine, Trump was calling the ex-KGB authoritarian ruler of Russia a smart guy for sending his military into a sovereign nation without any good reason.
Donald Trump on Wednesday called Russian President Vladimir Putin "very smart" for launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, suggesting that he supports a military conflict that will lead to untold civilian death.
"I mean, he's taken over a country for $2 worth of sanctions. I'd say that's pretty smart," Trump said during a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser. "He's taking over a country, literally, a vast, vast, location, a great piece of land with a lot of people, and just walking right in."
We can't let the astounding nature of Trump's remarks pass by lightly, just because Trump has been spewing crap like this for so long, it's difficult to be surprised at his offensive remarks.
Trump is an ex-president of the United States. He isn't a performer in a cheap comedy club.
Trump is saying that the first invasion of a sovereign nation in Europe since World War II is just fine and dandy with him, even if the United States and all of our key allies are united in condemning Putin's action.
If we're so unlucky that Trump runs for president in 2024, the clip of him saying that Putin is very smart for invading Ukraine should be front and center in political ads calling for the election of Trump's opponent.
Sadly, it seems that most Republicans don't care about Trump's love of the havoc Putin is inflicting on the world. All of Oregon's Democratic members of Congress have condemned the invasion of Ukraine, while the sole Republican, Cliff Bentz, has been silent.
Here's some Twitter tweets I've been collecting about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There's courage of display, as the people of Ukraine battle the stronger Russian military, and brave Russian citizens demonstrate against what Putin has wrought, risking arrest for speaking truth to power.