Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) slammed former President Trump over his latest remarks on NATO, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin have to be “thrilled” concerning the feedback.
“Oh, Putin have to be completely thrilled. If you happen to take a look at it from Putin’s perspective, , the warfare isn’t going nicely in Ukraine for Russia. Russians preserve coming again in physique baggage. NATO is enlarging round him with two new nations becoming a member of NATO. NATO is strengthening,” Schiff stated on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki.”
“And alongside comes Donald Trump there to grab defeat from the jaws of victory for Russia and for the US and our NATO allies,” he added.
Schiff was responding to remarks made by Trump throughout a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, the place he stated he warned a overseas chief that if that nation didn’t contribute sufficient to the NATO alliance, then Russia can “do regardless of the hell they need.”
“One of many presidents of a giant nation stood up, stated, ‘Effectively, sir, if we don’t pay and we’re attacked by Russia, will you shield us?’” Trump stated on the rally.
“You didn’t pay? You’re delinquent?” Trump stated. “No I might not shield you. In actual fact, I might encourage them to do regardless of the hell they need. You gotta pay. You gotta pay your payments.”
Schiff continued to criticize Trump for the remarks and pointed to Republican lawmakers in Congress who’ve voted towards sending extra assist to Ukraine, which is nearing its two-year mark of preventing Russia.
“It couldn’t come at a worse time. Trump’s Republican Get together is holding up assist for Ukraine. Trump is the reward that received’t cease giving to Vladimir Putin,” Schiff stated.
“And, , he thinks I’m positive, Donald Trump thinks this makes him sound sturdy, but it surely simply makes him seem like an extremely weak chief. Weak in not bolstering our alliances, weak in undermining our safety.”
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