The Republican presidential nominee said that an alliance with Russian Federation would help defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and when asked to defend some of Mr Putin’s aggressions on the world stage, he asked: “Do you want me to start naming some of the things Obama does at the same time?“.
Trump has expressed admiration for Putin in the past after the Russian leader praised him, and Graham was unhappy with the latest comparison of Putin and Obama, even if Obama is from the opposing party.
Nina Khrushcheva, a great-granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and a professor of worldwide affairs at The New School, feels the Trump-Putin rapport could go one of two ways should Trump become president.
The Republican candidate Donald Trump said that he is in favor of deploying ground troops to Iraq in the first televised national security forum featuring the two presidential nominees.
“Let’s face it, over the last several years, President Putin has operated in ways that very much have been against our interests”, Corker said.
“Nobody said it would be on Russian TV”, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN.
“It’s a war we shouldn’t have been in, number one”, Mr Trump said of the Iraq conflict in the RT interview.
“Speaking in December, the Russian leader said Trump is a very outstanding person, talented, without any doubt”. “I find it frustrating, but it’s part of the landscape we live in”.
Still, Clinton indicated later in the day that she does not want the final weeks to be exclusively focused on Trump, unveiling plans for a series of policy speeches aimed at promoting a positive message.
Clinton called the North Korea test “outrageous and unacceptable”, saying she supports imposing additional US and United Nations sanctions.
That right there was basically the extent of what Donald Trump said after every single question he was asked. The moment contributes to an ongoing argument from the Clinton campaign that Trump lacks the temperament and discipline to serve as president.
“I communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system”.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida.
Trump first publicly stated his support for the Iraq War one month before Congress voted to authorize the use of military force in Iraq, when radio host Howard Stern asked him if he favored invading Iraq.
“That is a gift for ISIS and that is what Matt Olsen, who knows more about this than the Republicans trying to somehow muddy the waters, very clearly stated”, she said.
“No one who wants to assume the responsibility of being president and commander in chief should be making the kind of reckless and risky statements, and identifying with a regime that has some aggressive tendencies toward our interests, our values, our friends and allies”, Clinton continued.
Carson, like many Republicans, sought to contextualize Trump’s remarks.