Former President Trump is warning that the war in Ukraine could unintentionally lead to nuclear escalation and World War III. Trump was asked in a recent interview, “Mr. President, tell us, what are the things that keep you up at night right now?”
“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. What’s happening in Ukraine should’ve never, ever happened, and now the world 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 responded.
“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,” he continued. Trump also argued that elevated oil prices, caused by the Biden administration, helped finance Putin’s war and pointed out that the cost of oil was significantly lower when he held the highest office.
“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,” said Trump.
The former president also noted he “filled up the national strategic reserves” that President Biden has recently depleted and sold to China. He emphasized the threat China’s threats to Taiwan pose. The danger of unleashing nuclear weapons has made “a very bad and very dangerous time.”
“Looks like it’s going to happen in China with Taiwan, as you know, and you see what’s going on over there,” Trump warned. He also alluded to Putin’s promise to “use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people.”
Trump blasts administration on inflation, border, fentanyl
The former president also blasted the Biden administration on inflation and the border crisis. “A lot of things don’t make sense,” he said. “Inflation doesn’t make sense. Totally unnecessary. That was caused by oil. That was caused by energy prices. Now it’s caused by everything. Now it’s beyond that.”
He also mentioned the border crisis saying, “Open borders don’t make sense. We have millions of people pouring into our country. We have no idea where they’re from, and many of them come from prisons from lots of other countries. They’re prisoners, and they’re, they’re hardened, dangerous people.”
Trump said, “I think what’s happened is the number is a lot higher than that,” said Trump when asked about the subject of fentanyl, which fueled a record 107,622 overdose deaths in 2021. “I think it’s 250,000. And that doesn’t include all the families that are just totally destroyed because of the drugs pouring through the southern border.”
“The only way you’re going to stop it is to have [the] death penalty for drug dealers. If you look at countries where they have — like China, they have the death penalty — they have no problem,” Trump added. “But our country has never been in a worse position than it is right now. And just look at the stock market.”