Trump refuses to condemn Russia after opposition leader was confirmed poisoned

Trump poisoning Navalny. The president of the United States refused to condemn Russia for the action against opposition leader Leaders ar...

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  • Trump poisoning Navalny. The president of the United States refused to condemn Russia for the action against opposition leader
  • Leaders around the world, as well as officials in the Trump administration itself, have blamed Vladimir Putin
  • “We haven’t had any proof yet, but we’ll take a look,” Trump said.

Trump poisoning Navalny. US President Donald Trump on Friday refused to condemn Russia for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, even though leaders around the world, as well as other officials in his own administration, have blamed the country ruled by Vladimir Putin.

At a press conference on Friday, Trump was asked what his message to Russia was about the Navalny poisoning, after the German government confirmed that a chemical agent known to be used by the Kremlin was used against Navalny, it reported. CNN.

“We have to look at it very seriously. If that’s the case, and I think we will, ”Trump said when asked how the United States should react.

“I don’t know exactly what happened, I think it’s tragic. It’s terrible, it shouldn’t happen. We haven’t had any proof yet, but I’ll take a look, ”he added.

It is the latest example of Trump refusing to condemn Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, for their criminal and authoritarian actions.

In the case of the Navalny poisoning, world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, voiced strong condemnation and demanded responses from the Russian government.

In addition to German officials, an internal NATO lab test showed “beyond any doubt” that the opposition leader was poisoned with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok in what the NATO chief described Friday as an “assassination attempt.”

“It’s interesting that everyone always mentions Russia,” Trump told a reporter when asked about the Navalny poisoning.

“And I don’t mind you mentioning Russia, but I think probably China right now is a nation that you should talk about a lot more than Russia, because the things that China is doing are much worse, if you look at what is happening with it. world”.

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Trump allegedly called the Vietnam war stupid and insulted soldiers

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has considered the war in Vietnam “stupid” and described the soldiers of his country as “failures”, according to a journalist from the television network Fox News, who quoted two high-ranking former officials of the administration.

In a thread of tweets, Fox News National Security correspondent Jennifer Griffin explained that the two former officials have also confirmed the president’s insults to the Americans who died during World War I.

“According to a former high-ranking official in the Trump Administration, ‘When the president spoke about the Vietnam War, he said, It was a stupid war, everyone who went was a failure,'” the Fox News reporter said.

The same source added that he had heard Trump comment on American veterans “What do you gain from that? They don’t make any money ”.

That same official pointed out that “a character flaw in the president is that he cannot understand why someone would die for his country, it is not worth it.”

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On Thursday, The Atlantic magazine published an article claiming that Trump called the Americans who died in World War I “losers” and “failures” in 2018, and that he said he did not understand what the citizens of his country gain by going to combat abroad, which has been denied by the president.

According to The Atlantic, whose information the AP agency confirmed with a Pentagon source, Trump’s alleged insults occurred during his visit to Paris in November 2018 to participate in the centenary of the armistice of World War I, where more than 116,000 died. American military.

The president had planned to travel during that trip to the Aisne-Marne American cemetery, near Paris, but canceled the visit at the last minute when he assured that his “helicopter could not fly” in the rain that day.

The magazine, which cites four sources with knowledge of what happened, affirms that the real reasons why Trump suspended the event were that he feared that his hair would ruffle in the rain and because it did not seem important to pay tribute to the Americans killed in the war .

“Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s full of losers, ”Trump told several members of his team on the morning he was scheduled to visit, according to the prestigious publication.

The Fox News journalist read excerpts from The Atlantic article to her sources and one of them noted: “The president would say things like that. You don’t know why people join the Army. I would think, Why do people do that?

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Regarding the trip to France to mark the centenary of the armistice, one of the former officials stressed that Trump “was not in a good mood. (The president of France, Emmanuel) Marcon had said something to him that angered him about the reliability of States and the need, perhaps, for a European Army ”.

“He (Trump) asked why he had to go to two cemeteries,” said one of the former officials, quoted by Fox News.

Then, always according to the same source, the president’s staff proposed to cancel the visit, to which Trump complained that “they will always kill you (in reference to the press) for this.”

After the visit was finally canceled, the former official stressed that the president was very angry.

When asked if Trump could have been taken by car to the Aisne-Marne cemetery, one of the sources explained that “the president drives a lot. The other world leaders drove to the cemeteries. He just didn’t want to go. “

The controversy does not end with that visit to France, since during a planning session at the White House on the military exhibition on July 4, after watching the Bastille Day parade in 2017, Trump allegedly said about the inclusion of “Wounded guys.” “That is not a good aspect,” “Americans do not like that,” said the source.

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