Trump lambasts Biden's salvos on Putin, accuses POTUS of inciting nuclear war with Russia
Former US President Donald Trump on Sunday accused Joe Biden of verbal escalation that might incite a nuclear war with Russia after he made a gaffe that Putin “cannot stay in power” during a key address at Poland’s Royal Castle. In a televised statement to right wing American news broadcaster Newsmax, Trump said: “When you put him [Biden] into a corner and you talk the way they’re talking [Biden administration] – they’re talking weak – and they’re almost giving him [Putin] an incentive. Notably, Joe Biden's predecessor had earlier referred to Vladimir Putin as a 'genius' for declaring the independence of the two breakaway separatists oblasts of Luhansk and Donetsk in the eastern Donbass flak.
While the former US Commander-in-Chief derided the sitting POTUS' ways of handling Russia’s war on Ukraine, his former national security advisor John Bolton widely condemned his ex-boss Trump’s administrative legacy that steered Ukraine's conflict. "We didn't sanction Nord Stream 2," he said, speaking of the natural-gas pipeline running to Germany under the Baltic Sea. However, Trump on Sunday accused the Biden administration of incentivizing the ‘nuclear war’ through irresponsible rhetoric.
US permanent representative to NATO Julianne Smith appeared to defend Biden’s words, stating in a televised discussion that Biden’s words were “a principled human reaction to the stories that he had heard that day”. Among the European dissenters of Biden’s unsuspecting speech, was France’s President Emmanuel Macron, who said, “I wouldn’t use those terms”. Responding to President Biden’s challenging discourse in Poland, the border country with Ukraine, Beijing’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi asserted that all parties should “take responsible actions and play a constructive role on issues concerning peace and stability in Europe, and the world.
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