Trump boasts he threatened ‘friend’ Vladimir Putin with claim US would bomb Moscow
DONALD Trump has claimed Russia didn’t invade Ukraine while he was president because he threatened to bomb Moscow.
The former Republican president, 75, made the comments to pro-golfer John Daly Friday, saying he “got along great” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
“They’re all saying oh he’s a nuclear power, it’s like they’re afraid of him,” Trump said in a recording of the phone conversation with Daly. “You know, he was a friend of mine, I got along great with him. I say, Vladimir, if you do it, we’re hitting Moscow. We’re going to hit Moscow. And he sort of believed me like 5 per cent, 10 per cent – that’s all you need.”
“He never did it during my time John, you know. They were all talking about it, ‘Why didn’t he do this during the last four years?’ Because he knew he couldn’t.”
Trump also claimed Xi Jinping, the president of China, also didn’t mess with him.
“Xi didn’t bother me either. I told him the same thing, that that’ll be next. You know that’s going to be next. Taiwan will be next,” he said.