WASHINGTON – Republican candidate in the US presidential elections Donald Trump said, in the interview with George Stephanopoulos ABC This Week show, that if elected as President he would rethink American approach to the issue of annexation of Crimea by Russia.
I will take a look at it. – declared Trump. People of Crimea, from what I have heard would rather be with Russia then they were. You have to look at it also. – he added.
Republican candidate in the same time accused the Obama administration’s policies for an annexation of Crimea. – As far as Ukraine is concerned is a mess. That is under Obama administration with his strong ties to NATO. With all of those strong ties to NATO Ukraine is mess, Crimea has been taken. Don’t blame Donald Trump for that.- he said.
Trump’s answers seemed to be more emphasising form with an expression of tense on his face sometimes changing even to what one call an anger rather than content. Republican candidate could not find more appropriate word than “mess” to describe Russian crimes in Crimea and Ukraine. Sometimes it looked like he would mock NATO blaming the alliance for the Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
I have my own ideas. – said Trump answering to question on the Republican platform opposing delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine. – He is not going to Ukraine. Ok? Just, so you would understand.- said Trump with such a confidence as if he would know intention of Vladimir Putin. – He is not gonna go to Ukraine – he repeated. – But he is there, isn’t he? – replied journalist. – Well, he is there in certain way – Trump seemed to agree this time with Journalist. – But I am not yet there, Obama is there – he added in haste. – Frankly, that part of the world is the mess under Obama with all of the strength you are talking about, with all of the power of NATO and all of this – Trump talked shrugging with his elbows.
It was clear that Republican candidate did not want to formulate even the slightest criticism of Putin’s policies in the Ukraine and “that part of the world”.
This behaviour of Donald Trump was yet another act of homage, which Republican presidential hopeful is consistently practicing during this election campaign. It remains to be seen whether unelected chief of Kremlin ruling group will interpret Trump’s self and America’s act of humiliation as a sign of weakness, or an invitation to dividing of Europe, and the rest of the world, into the spheres of influence in the evil spirit of Western biggest act of betrayal called Yalta agreement.