“I will have that war settled in one day, 24 hours”

Donald Trump

For close to a year, former president Donald Trump has bragged that if elected in 2024 he would end the war in Ukraine “in one day” and the “deal would be easy.”  When pressed as to how he might accomplish such a feat when other world leader’s efforts have failed, he, in his typically modest fashion, claimed revealing such details would diminish his negotiating strategy, those who have been unable to do so were “very, very stupid” and that he “alone” was smart enough to end the war.

Well, it looks like his plan is now no longer a secret.  Upon returning to Hungary after visiting Trump at his Mar-a-Lagoa hideaway, one of his autocratic buddies, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, told a Hungarian interviewer he’d learned Trump “has a very clear vision,” adding Trump told him he would “not give a single penny for the Russo-Ukrainian war. That’s why the war will end, because it’s obvious that Ukraine cannot stand on its own two feet.”

It is perhaps not surprising, for a man who has called those who died fighting for freedom “suckers” and “losers,” didn’t want military amputees at a White House event for veterans as he felt their presence “doesn’t look good for me” and while at Arlington National Cemetery, wondered “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”, he could not possibly understand the sacrifices of so many brave Ukrainian patriots who are fighting and dying to preserve their freedom and their country.

This is also the same men who in 2018, following a face-to-face meeting with Putin, when asked if he believed the Russian president when it came to the allegations of meddling in the 2016 elections responded, “President Putin says it’s not Russia. I don’t see any reason why it would be,” despite the unanimous conclusion of all US intelligence agencies that Russia engaged in a state-sponsored campaign of cyber-attacks and planted fake news on social media platforms targeting Hillary Clinton.

It seems there is no limit to Donald Trump’s willingness to risk American security, as also evidenced when he recently took credit for the Congress killing the bi-partisan southern border security bill which also provided badly needed funding for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan so as not to give his political opponent a “win” in an election year.

While Trump’s words and plans might put him in contention for the Neville Chamberlain Capitulation Award, they are naïve, reckless, and extremely dangerous to both Western Europe and America … and once again demonstrate his complete lack of knowledge and understanding of history or a personal commitment to the ideals on which our nation was founded.