(RepublicanWire.org) – Just moments ago, former President Donald J. Trump issued the following statement critical of how current President Joe Biden is handling Russian President Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops that is currently underway.
“If properly handled, there was absolutely no reason that the situation currently happening in Ukraine should have happened at all. I know Vladimir Putin very well, and he would have never done during the Trump Administration what he is doing now, no way! Russia has become very very rich during the Biden Administration, with oil prices doubling and soon to be tripling and quadrupling. The weak sanctions are insignificant relative to taking over a country and a massive piece of strategically located land. Now it has begun, oil prices are going higher and higher, and Putin is not only getting what he always wanted, but getting, because of the oil and gas surge, richer and richer. The U.S. was energy independent under the Trump Administration, an independence that we had never obtained before, and oil prices would have remained low. Now, what a mess our Country is in!” – Donald J. Trump
Following the statement being issued by Trump, several presidential historians noted the unprecedented nature of a former president criticizing the current president during a national security crisis of global consequence. Historically, former presidents do not publicly criticize the current president during a threat to national security.