‘Stupid People That Don’t Have a Clue’: Donald Trump Warns of Impending ‘World War III’
Over the past week, some chilling rhetoric has come from the two most recent leaders of the United States. For
Over the past week, some chilling rhetoric has come from the two most recent leaders of the United States.
For once, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump seem to agree on one thing: Russia's desire to start World War III and the potential for a nuclear "Armageddon" are very real threats.
But where Biden is cautioning that people take the threat seriously and recognize its a complex situation, Trump on the other hand is calling those in charge of negotiations with the highly armed country "stupid people" and saying that World War 3 is all but inevitable without the right leadership. Which, one must assume, he means would be Donald Trump himself.
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Donald Trump Warns of World War III
Over the weekend, Trump took the stage in Nevada and Arizona before amped up crowds.
He brought with him ample frustration, grievances to air, and a lot of Q-Anon rhetoric, continuing his new tradition of signal boosting the conspiracy theory group in public.
Trump also brought warnings. The former POTUS believes that the US needs to be negotiating carefully with Russia, and told crowds in Arizona, "We have to be very smart and very nimble. We have to know what to say, what to do. And we are saying exactly the wrong thing. We’ll end up in a World War III."
The former President added, "We must demand immediate negotiation of a peaceful end to the war in Ukraine, or we will end up in World War III and there will never be a war like this. We will never have had a war like this and that’s all because of stupid people that don’t have a clue. And it’s also because of the kind of weaponry that’s available today.”
Trump was reacting to comments from Biden that came last week warning of a potential nuclear "Armageddon" if Russia should choose to go that route. Biden's comments have been blasted by critics as irresponsible, inflammatory, and unnecessarily frightening.
But Trump seems to agree with the current President that things are dire – they simply disagree on who should solve the issue at hand.
Biden’s Remarks on Nuclear Armageddon Stir Controversy
BREAKING: President Biden said the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at its highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in Ukraine. https://t.co/r6A6wmnSgl— The Associated Press (@AP) October 7, 2022
The rhetoric about nuclear war comes as a shock from two of the most powerful men in the Western world.
Usually in situations where countries are in a tense stand-off, leaders would be reassuring the people and promising to find a solution. Biden's comments are considered by many to be reckless, with former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying, "When you hear the president talking about ‘Armageddon’ as a random thought … at a fundraiser, that is a terrible risk for the American people. He ought to be talking to us in a serious way.”
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently ruled out negotiations with Russia as the war escalates, saying that Russia is not interested in coming to the table in a meaningful way.
As if to prove him right, Russia today turned up their aggression a notch, targeting major cities across Ukraine with the most aggressive aerial bombing campaign in months.
While many experts believe Putin is getting desperate and feeling cornered, with support for the invasion waning in Russia, efforts in Ukraine paint a much different story – one of renewed determination and aggression.
On the ground, the countries could not be more different. Ukrainian support for resistance is rising – and the Ukrainian people have lost an estimated 12k to 14k people, compared to Russia's potential 60k to 80k troops lost so far.
Russia will soon have a decision to make: escalate the conflict sharply, or find a way to back out of it with their dignity intact. Both options have experts losing sleep.