Former President Donald Trump recently submitted a written response to several questions posed by Fox News host Tucker Carlson to all declared and likely Republican presidential candidates for 2024 about their respective stances on the current Russia-Ukraine conflict, the U.S. level of involvement, and how the war can be ended.
Now, to supplement and expand upon his answers to Carlson, Trump has released a video statement that laid out his call for “peace without delay” in that particular conflict and also drew attention to who he viewed as being the real problem at home that must be addressed, Breitbart reported.
“We need peace without delay”
“We have never been closer to World War III than we are today under Joe Biden. A global conflict between nuclear-armed powers would mean death and destruction on a scale unmatched in human history. It would be nuclear armageddon,” the former president said.
“Nothing is more important than avoiding that nightmare. We will avoid it, but we need new leadership,” he continued. “Every day this proxy battle in Ukraine continues, we risk global war. We must be absolutely clear that our objective is to immediately have a total cessation of hostilities.”
“All shooting has to stop. This is the central issue. We need peace without delay,” Trump insisted.
#AGENDA47: President Trump on the difference between the globalist establishment class, and those who are truly committed to stopping the Ukraine war and dismantling the entire neo-con nation-building industrial complex in Washington.
“We need PEACE without delay!” pic.twitter.com/eLdMQ1WfTM
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) March 16, 2023
Taking on the “deep state,” reevaluating NATO’s purpose
“In addition, there must also be a complete commitment to dismantling the entire globalist neocon establishment that is perpetually dragging us into endless wars, pretending to fight for freedom and democracy abroad while they turn us into a third-world country and a third-world dictatorship right here at home,” Trump said in reference to the so-called “deep state” federal bureaucracy.
“The State Department, the defense bureaucracy, the intelligence services, and all of the rest need to be completely overhauled and reconstituted to fire the deep stators and put America first. We have to put America first,” he continued.
“Finally, we have to finish the process we began under my administration of fundamentally reevaluating NATO’s purpose and NATO’s mission. Our foreign policy establishment keeps trying to pull the world into conflict with a nuclear-armed Russia based on the lie that Russia represents our greatest threat,” Trump said.
Greatest threat posed by ourselves
“But the greatest threat to Western civilization today is not Russia,” Trump claimed. “It’s probably, more than anything else, ourselves and some of the horrible USA-hating people that represent us.”
“It’s the abolition of our national borders. It’s the failure to police our own cities. It’s the destruction of the rule of law from within. It’s the collapse of the nuclear family and fertility rates like nobody can believe is happening. It’s the Marxists who would have us become a godless nation, worshiping at the altar of race and gender and environment,” the former president explained.
“And it’s the globalist class that has made us totally dependent on China and other foreign countries that basically hate us,” Trump said. “These globalists want to squander all of America’s strength, blood, and treasure, chasing monsters and phantoms overseas while keeping us distracted from the havoc they’re creating right here at home.”
“These forces are doing more damage to America than Russia and China could ever have dreamed. Evicting this sick and corrupt establishment is the monumental task for the next president,” he said in conclusion.
The former president who is seeking a second term in office added, “And I am the only one who can do it. I’m the only one that can get the job done. I know exactly what has to be done.”