In an interview that aired this week, former President Trump declined to declare if he would stop financing Ukraine.
The comments were made in the second segment of an interview with Maria Bartiromo, anchor of “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, that was taped a little more than a week ago.
Trump referred to the military assistance that the United States is providing to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia and the alleged bribery that then-Vice President Biden allegedly got. “Look at all the money that we’re providing to Ukraine and yet Ukraine was shelling out the Biden family a fortune,” he added.
“Would you stop the money from going to Ukraine at this point?” Barriromo enquired.
Trump answered, “I’d end the war. The first thing I would tell Europe is that they need to raise more than $100 billion. Okay? You have to pay. Europe is beaming from ear to ear, after all. We’re providing all of this because, in comparison to the US, Europe isn’t doing anything. And they are more impacted.”
After telling Bartiromo that he would attempt to stop the war by, in part, warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States would provide Ukraine with additional weaponry, Trump encountered considerable backlash when the first segment of the interview aired last week.
“I am quite familiar with Zelensky, and I am even more familiar with Putin. And I got along well, really well, with both of them. Zelensky would hear me say, No more. You need to work out a bargain. I would warn Putin that if a deal is not reached, we will give him a lot. If necessary, we’ll give them more than they’ve ever received. I’ll finish the deal in a single day. A day.”