Trump issues response to Putin’s nuclear threat

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that he is not bluffing about using nuclear weapons in Ukraine. 

Trump did so through his social media site, Truth Social.

“President Putin of Russia is now threatening the use of Nuclear Weapons, saying ‘It is not a bluff,'” Trump said. “The Ukrainian conflict should never have happened, and would not have happened if I were President.”

“But as I have made very clear for quite some time,” Trump added, “this could now end up being World War III.”

It’s “not a bluff”

Putin’s remark came during a rare public address that he gave on Wednesday.

He said:

I would like to remind those who make such statements about Russia that our country also has various means of destruction at its disposal, including some that are more modern than those of NATO countries. If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we will certainly use all means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. This is not a bluff.

This statement was made by Putin after he accused the western world, particularly NATO countries, of “nuclear blackmail” by threatening to use nuclear weapons against Russia if Russia continues its military assault on Ukraine.

It is not exactly clear what Putin is talking about here as Fox reports that no NATO countries have made such a nuclear threat against Russia.

The White House responds

President Joe Biden, on Wednesday, responded to Putin’s nuclear weapons threat with a speech of his own that he gave before the United Nations General Assembly.

During the speech, Biden denounced Putin’s war against Ukraine as well as Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons. Biden further accused Russia of violating the founding ideals of the United Nations. Yet, Biden did not call for Russia’s United Nations seat to be reviewed.

This all comes as Russia is seriously struggling in its war against Ukraine.

During his speech, Putin announced that the Russian military will begin conscripting measures, claiming that they are necessary to “protect our homeland, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, [and] to ensure the security of our people and people in the liberated territories.”

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