During a Tuesday visit on New York billionaire John Catsimatidis’ 77 WABC radio show, former President Trump warned that the Ukraine war might unwittingly lead to World War III and nuclear escalation.
“Mr. President, tell us, what are the things that keep you up at night right now?” The radio host asked.
“I think more than anything else, I think we can end up in World War III. All of the horrible things that took place in Ukraine, looks like it’s going to happen in China with Taiwan,” Trump replied.
“What’s happened in Ukraine should’ve never, ever happened, and now the word nuclear is being discussed, and I think that’s one of the most dangerous things, I think we’re at the most dangerous time maybe in many, many years, maybe ever, because of the power of nuclear.” Trump noted “For a major nation that’s equal with us on nuclear power to be throwing around the word cavalierly like nuclear is a very bad time, a very bad time for this country, and a very bad and very dangerous time for the world.”
“You wouldn’t have had to talk to Putin, because the numbers would not have allowed him to do what he’s done. Because at $100 a barrel, the money he makes is so enormous he can afford to fight a war that should have never started regardless of that, and it would have never started” He continued.
Catsimatidis mentioned how some have claimed that if Trump were still president, Putin would not have invaded Ukraine. Trump stated that he thought President Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan pullout exhibited weakness and stupidity, and ultimately gave Putin the confidence to strike Ukraine.
Trump also stated that he “filled up the national strategic reserves” that Biden had previously drained and sold to China.
Trump also noted that the price of oil was significantly lower while he was in office, and contended that rising oil prices as a result of the Biden administration’s climate policy helped pay Putin’s conflict.