GOP leader *YET* won’t condemn Putin

While innocent Ukrainians endure Russia’s indiscriminate bombs and missiles, Donald Trump, the leader of the Republican Party, still cannot bring himself to condemn Vladimir Putin. After spending four years rubbing shoulders with Putin, the ousted former president STILL stands shoulder to shoulder with his favorite dictator.

Last night Donald Trump repeatedly refused to condemn Putin or say whether he agreed that Putin – who launched an unprovoked attack on Ukraine – is ‘evil’.

Rolling Stone: “Trump refuses to condemn Putin when Sean Hannity practically begs him to do so”

Newsweek: “Former President Donald Trump avoided condemning Vladimir Putin when asked by Fox News personality Sean Hannity if he agreed that the Russian leader was ‘evil’.”

Politico: “Fox’s Sean Hannity repeatedly framed Trump during the 30-minute exchange to criticize Putin, but the former president didn’t follow through. He instead touted his relationships with Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

But why would anyone be surprised? The defeated former president has spent weeks praising Putin as “learned”, “smart” and “brilliant”.

Politico: “Trump calls Putin ‘genius’ and ‘savant’ for Ukraine invasion”

CNN: ‘Trump defends Putin’s praise even as he calls Ukrainian president ‘brave”

Insider: ‘Trump praised ‘smart’ Putin again amid invasion of Ukraine, says US has become a ‘dumb country'”