The silly answer Nikki Haley gives here in Trump's defense, emphasizing that he only tried to undermine support for Ukraine but didn't succeed (due to the general competence of those around him) reminds me of two themes regarding Trump.
Chuck Todd pushes back on Nikki Haley claiming Trump was tough on Russia -- and he has receipts pic.twitter.com/PEhFTYNzdM— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 6, 2022
NEW ORLEANS — Former president Donald Trump mused Saturday to the GOP’s top donors that the United States should label its F-22 planes with the Chinese flag and “bomb the s — t out of Russia.”
He also praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “seriously tough,” claimed he was harder on Vladimir Putin than any other president, reiterated his false claims that he won the 2020 election, urged his party to be “tougher” on supposed election fraud, disparaged a range of prominent party opponents and called global warming “a great hoax” that could actually bring a welcome development: more waterfront property.
“And then we say, China did it, we didn’t do it, China did it, and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch,” he said of labeling U.S. military planes with Chinese flags and bombing Russia, which was met with laughter from the crowd of donors, according to a recording of the speech obtained by The Washington Post.
So, a farrago of lies, admiration for dictators, and what might be a joke about using the US military in an act of war via a false flag operation, but then again he might be serious. The donors laughed. Why not send our invisible F-35s and have Russia think it was ghosts?
He isn't pretend incompetent--he's the real thing.