Sen. Mark Warner, speaking on MSNBC yesterday, had some strong (and true!) words about Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump..
“I just can’t bite my tongue about what happened in the segment before the break. I think it is both despicable and pathetic that Donald Trump is out appealing to a war criminal, Vladimir Putin, when he is a war criminal against not only the people of Ukraine but against democracies around the world. His behavior is despicable. And again, pathetic. This is the same Donald Trump that I remember when we brought together countries who had been attacked by Russia and misinformation, and we all gathered in Washington on the very day that Donald Trump met with Vladimir Putin in 2018 in Helsinki and was a total lap dog to Putin and basically sided with Putin over all of our American intelligence agencies. And it’s the same Donald Trump that basically would not provide Ukraine with defensive weapons for years, because he wanted to extract a political promise from Zelenskyy to help him on his getting dirt on Biden. So, you know, anyone that is defending Trump’s recent activities of appealing to Putin, I don’t know where you get off on that. I just — my blood boils when I think about what Trump has done and a pattern that has continued literally for years.”