Donald Trump says Russia always defeats its enemies

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Former US President Donald Trump while speaking to the Fox News Town Hall in this still on February 20, 2024. — YouTube/Fox News
Former US President Donald Trump while speaking to the Fox News Town Hall in this still on February 20, 2024. — YouTube/Fox News

Former US President Donald Trump has cited historical examples of Russian war with other countries and how Moscow had defeated its foes in the past referring to Hitler and Napoleon, as he reiterated his opposition to arming Ukraine.

Donald Trump — Republican presidential forerunner — was speaking with Fox News where he termed Russia a "war machine".

"I feel very bad… Remember this: you are really up against a war machine in Russia. [It’s] what they do. They’ve defeated Hitler, they’ve defeated Napoleon," the 77-year-old Trump said Tuesday.

The business mogul is currently leading his party’s nomination bid to face incumbent president Joe Biden in November this year.

While repeating his claims about the war, the criminally-charged former president said that had he been in the White House, the stand-off between Ukraine and Russia would not have started. He also added that he could end the hostilities within 24 hours.

While speaking in the Town Hall, he maintained that Europe is affected by the Russia-Ukraine war, not the US, hence they should do more to support Kyiv.

"We have an ocean in between us. They don’t have that ocean," Trump said, adding: "You know why they have not paid? Cause nobody asked them."

The US Senate recently passed a $95 billion aid package, including funds for Ukraine, but its fate remains uncertain in the House of Representatives. House Speaker Mike Johnson's decision not to bring it to a floor vote adds to the challenges faced by Kyiv.

Earlier this month, in his social media post, Trump referred to a border security bill and the foreign aid of $60 billion to Ukraine, saying: "Don't be STUPID!!! We need a separate Border and Immigration Bill. It should not be tied to foreign aid in any way, shape, or form!" 

"This Bill is a great gift to the Democrats and a Death Wish for The Republican Party," Trump said on his Truth Social platform to his party members in Congress.