Sunday, July 31, 2016

Oops! Trump assuredly says "Putin won't go into Ukraine"

Trouble is...Putin already did invade Ukraine. His troops are in Crimea.  When that information was pointed out to him, here's the nonsensical answer from Trump: "OK, well he's there in a certain way. But I'm not there."  ????? 

But, oh well, what difference does it make if Trump knows nothing, lies constantly, and never makes sense and doesn't read anything but Twitter and some ultra right wing sites on the Internet?  So what if he is totally ignorant of what is going on in the world and doesn't know the Constitution of the U.S.? (he says he supports Article 12, but there are only 7 articles) So what if he says the same thing over and over again to supporters who bring up subjects he is clueless about: "We're looking into that."?? 

His supporters don't care about any of this...they're the people who live in the Bubble World, getting their truthiness "news" from Faux/Fox.  They are citizens of an alternate universe.  In that universe, Trump tells them what they want to hear--and, if it's immediately proven wrong by facts (something the right wing is not familiar with), he just does a sudden switchback and says the opposite--or backs away by changing the topic to blame the Democrats for something or other, even if it has nothing to do with the subject at hand.  Either way, his voters cheer him.  Who can account for that kind of lemming mindset that doesn't need logic or continuity--or truth from facts?  These are the Trump voters. It would be humorous if it weren't so tragic.

Trump says Putin is 'not going to go into Ukraine,' despite Crimea

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin won't make a military move into Ukraine -- even though Putin already has done just that, seizing the country's Crimean peninsula.

"He's not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He's not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want," Trump said in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."

"Well, he's already there, isn't he?" Stephanoploulos responded, in a reference to Crimea, which Putin took from Ukraine in early 2014.

Trump said: "OK -- well, he's there in a certain way. But I'm not there. You have Obama there. And frankly, that whole part of the world is a mess under Obama with all the strength that you're talking about and all of the power of NATO and all of this. In the meantime, he's going away. He takes Crimea."
Stephanopoulos interjected to note that Trump has suggested he could recognize Russia's claim on Crimea over Ukraine's -- and Trump didn't back away from that possibility in the interview.
"I'm going to take a look at it," he said. "But you know, the people of Crimea, from what I've heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were. And you have to look at that, also ... just so you understand, that was done under Obama's administration."

Trump added: "And as far as the Ukraine is concerned, it's a mess. And that's under the Obama's administration with his strong ties to NATO. So with all of these strong ties to NATO, Ukraine is a mess. Crimea has been taken. Don't blame Donald Trump for that."

Stephanopoulos also pressed Trump on changes to the Republican platform removing calls for the provision of lethal weapons so the people of Ukraine can defend themselves, which Trump said he had nothing to do with.
And he asked about Trump's claims in recent years that he has a personal relationship with Putin.

"I have no relationship with Putin. I have no relationship with Putin," Trump said.  "Just so you understand, he said very nice things about me. But I have no relationship with him. I don't -- I've never met him," said Trump.
But in a November 2015 Republican primary debate, Trump had said of Putin: "I got to know him very well because we were both on '60 Minutes,' we were stablemates."