Trump told golfer John Daly that he threatened to ‘hit Moscow’ if Putin invaded Ukraine

No matter what political party you align with or how you believe the situation would have been handled, most reasonable Americans understand that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine would have been an entirely different situation under former President Donald Trump.

According to the Washington Examiner, legendary golfer John Daly revealed a shocking tidbit from a casual phone call he had with Trump, during which Trump could be heard saying clearly that he once threatened to “hit Moscow” if Putin tried to invade Ukraine on his watch.

The video clip, which showed Daly on the phone with Trump talking global politics, was posted to an Instagram account called “No Pops Golf.”

 

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Not on my watch

Trump insisted that Putin would have never even thought of such a move during Trump’s time in the White House.

“He never did it during my time, John, you know,” Trump told Daly on the phone, which was set on speakerphone. “We’re all talking about it. Why didn’t he do this in the last four years? Because he knew he couldn’t.”

Trump told the golfer that when he threatened to retaliate against Moscow, Putin believed him like “5% or maybe 10%,” adding that such a number was all one needed to maintain effective deterrence.

The former president went on to insist that he had the same conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping as far as a possible invasion of Taiwan in an effort to reclaim the independent territory.

He also went on to add that he believes China will use President Joe Biden’s weak leadership to make a move on Taiwan, saying China will likely “blow them off the face of the Earth.”

Biden not doing well

There’s certainly a strong argument to be made on Trump’s side, as the last time Putin moved on Ukraine was when Biden was vice president under Barack Obama. Putin, clearly, didn’t make a single aggressive move during Trump’s term in the White House.

Meanwhile, as Putin orders strikes across Ukraine, killing hundreds — if not thousands — of innocent civilians, Biden is taking yet another massive hit in the polls, with a majority of Americans now believing that the current president is not doing anywhere near a good job in his response to the catastrophe.

At the time time, on the heels of already skyrocketing, record-setting inflation, the Russia-Ukraine conflict is adding another layer to the domestic crisis in America, sending energy prices to the moon. Unfortunately, under Biden, there’s not a clear picture, whatsoever, on when the energy crisis will end.

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