WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, former President Donald Trump provided some clues to how he plans on stopping the war in Ukraine.
“I would tell Zelenskyy, no more, you’ve got to make a deal. I would tell Putin, if you don’t make a deal, we’re gonna give them a lot. We’re gonna give them more than they ever got, if we have to,” the former president said.
Trump also said that he felt that the Ukrainian leader was “very honorable.”
According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. has sent more than $75 billion in assistance to Ukraine. Mainstream media argues that support for Ukraine’s war efforts is relatively strong and bipartisan, but polls among Republicans may indicate the opposite.
A straw poll conducted at Republican organization Turning Point USA’s conference this weekend reveals that Ukraine support is almost non-existent among conservatives – 95.8 percent said they opposed U.S. involvement in Ukraine.
The former president’s announcements in the interview with Bartiromo led to criticism on social media.
“If any other Republican had said this, they would be denounced as risking WWIII,” political commentator Pedro L. Gonzalez wrote on Twitter.