Did Trump threaten to NUKE Moscow? The truth behind the ex-POTUS's claim

“They're all saying oh he's a nuclear power, it's like they're afraid of him,” Trump said


                            Did Trump threaten to NUKE Moscow? The truth behind the ex-POTUS's claim
Donald Trump has praised himself, saying Putin is afraid of him (Joe Raedle/Getty Images and Instagram/ @nopopsgolf)
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Amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Donald Trump has made new claims. He stated that Putin did not attack the Eastern European nation in his tenure because he had threatened to bomb Moscow. In a recording of the phone conversation with pro-golfer John Daly on Friday, March 4, the former president said: “They're all saying oh he's a nuclear power, it's like they're afraid of him. You know, he was a friend of mine, I got along great with him. I say, Vladimir, if you do it, we're hitting Moscow. We're going to hit Moscow. And he sort of believed me like 5%, 10% - that's all you need.”

He continued that Putin “never did it during my time John, you know. They were all talking about it, ‘Why didn't he do this during the last four years?’ Because he knew he couldn't,” before mentioning that China's President Xi Jinping is also afraid of him. The Republican added: “Xi didn't bother me either. I told him the same thing, that that'll be next. You know that's going to be next. Taiwan will be next. You won't have any computer chips. They'll blow them off the face of the earth.” It has been said that Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine has left people of Taiwan terrified thinking China could do the same with them in the future.

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However, this was not the first time Trump had talked about his equation with Russia. Last week also during his CPAC speech, he said: “I stand as the only president of the 21st Century on whose watch Russia did not invade. Under Bush, Russia invaded Georgia. Under Obama, Russia took Crimea. Under Biden, Russia invaded Ukraine. I have no doubt Putin made his decision to ruthlessly invade Ukraine after watching the pathetic withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

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A poster showing Donald Trump kissing Vladimir Putin at the Missing EU Already Anti-Brexit Rally outside the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood Edinburgh on January 31, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images)

He added: “I was with Putin a lot, I spent a lot of time with him, I got along with him. It's a good thing to get along with people, it's not a bad thing,' the ex-president protested. It would have been so easy for me to stop this travesty from happening. He understood me, he understood I didn't play games.”

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at The Rosen Shingle Creek on February 26, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. CPAC, which began in 1974, is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Besides, in a statement, Trump slammed Biden, NATO, and the West. He noted: “There should be no war waging now in Ukraine, and it is terrible for humanity that Biden, NATO, and the West have failed so terribly in allowing it to start. Instead of showing strength and toughness, they declared the Global Warming Hoax as the #1 threat to global security, killed American Energy Independence, and then made Europe, the U.S., and the rest of the World dependent on Russian oil. They laid down the welcome mat and gave Russia the opening, now Putin may be getting everything he wanted, with Ukraine and the rest of the World suffering the consequences.”

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Meanwhile, Daily.com reported that Trump was seen in black pants, a white polo shirt and a red Make America Great Again hat on Friday at his West Palm Beach course while playing golf. Others who were spotted with him were golf coach Eduardo Miquel, Allan Kournikova, and Chilean PGA golfers Mito Pereira and Joaquin Miemann. And as the former commander-in-chief was having leisure time, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said while answering questions about Russia’s barbarism against Ukraine, “Another reason why the American people are grateful, a majority of the American people, is that President Biden has not taken a page out of his predecessor’s playbook.”

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