Trump Pals Beg Him to Stop Kissing Putin's Ass During Ukraine Invasion - 2022-02-25
ORLANDO, Florida—At the dawn of Russia's new invasion of Ukraine this week, Donald Trump appeared to be on a Russian roadshow, telling whoever would listen about the wonder of President Vladimir Putin's ability to take over the country next door on a whim.
But as Russia continues to attack Ukraine, several advisers and associates have practically begged the former president to end his effusive-sounding praise of Putin. Trump's warm words for the Russian leader, who the ex-president regularly brags about knowing "very well," has startled even some of Trump's onetime lieutenants who were already conditioned to mask their disgust with the 45th U.S. president's actions.
"I was stunned to hear that," Dan Coats, who previously served as then-President Trump's director of national intelligence, told The Daily Beast on Thursday night. "I cannot think of any other U.S. president that would in a situation like this say what he said."