Feb 24, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump criticizes Biden on Fox News while Russia invades Ukraine

Former President Donald Trump speaks during the 'Save America' rally at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on January 29, 2022 in Conroe, Texas.

Former President Trump speaks during a January rally in Conroe, Texas. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Former President Trump called into Fox News on Wednesday evening to criticize President Biden's response to Russia's military attack on Ukraine.

Driving the news: Two days after calling Russian President Vladimir Putin "very savvy" after the Russian president recognized two breakaway "republics" in eastern Ukraine as independent, Trump called into Fox host Laura Ingraham's show to call the assault on Ukraine "a terrible thing" that "would not have happened during my administration."

What he's saying: "I don’t believe he wanted to do this initially. I think he wanted to do something and negotiate it and it got worse and worse," Trump said of Putin during his interview.

  • "He saw the weakness — when it really started with the weakness in Afghanistan. The way they pulled out of Afghanistan. I really believe that’s where he started to think he could do this."
  • Trump added that the Ukraine attack was "a very sad thing for the world, for the country and it’s certainly very sad for a lot of people that are going to be needlessly killed."
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