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Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter Thursday to blast former President Donald Trump and his latest praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it “outrageous, if unsurprising.”
“It is outrageous, if unsurprising, that Trump would praise Putin’s murderous invasion of Ukraine as an act of ‘genius,’” Sanders tweeted. “It really should problem us all that Putin is particularly the variety of chief Trump would like to be, and that so several Republicans have the bravery to say this out loud.”
The Vermont senator’s submit came just hrs soon after Putin invaded Ukraine on Thursday morning.
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It is outrageous, if unsurprising, that Trump would praise Putin’s murderous invasion of Ukraine as an act of “genius.” It should concern us all that Putin is exactly the form of leader Trump would like to be, and that so number of Republicans have the courage to say this out loud.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 24, 2022
Sanders’ reviews come just after Trump appeared to compliment Putin in the course of an job interview on “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” Tuesday.
All through the job interview, Trump known as Putin “savvy” and said his choice to invade Ukraine was “genius.”
“I claimed, ‘How smart is that? He’s heading to go in and be a peacekeeper,'” Trump stated. “That is the strongest peace force. We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace pressure I’ve ever viewed. There were being far more military tanks than I’ve ever noticed. They are heading to maintain peace, all suitable.”
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In a collection of tweets, Sanders also termed on the U.S. and worldwide companions to impose sanctions from Russian and to stand up versus its “corrupt, reckless president.”
“What the complete globe is observing right now is nothing significantly less than a blatant violation of international law and of basic human decency,” the senator stated. “This war will likely kill 1000’s of folks and build millions of refugees.”
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“This aggression is unacceptable,” Sanders added. “These days, I hope all of us will stand with the Ukrainian men and women from this war and with the Russian individuals who are demonstrating versus their possess corrupt, reckless president who begun it.”
Putin and his oligarch pals seek a divided planet and the destruction of democracy. We should stand with the Ukrainian folks in opposition to this war, and with the Russian people today who are demonstrating towards their corrupt, reckless president who began it. pic.twitter.com/xVCM8gwQ6Q
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 25, 2022