Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy rightfully expressed skepticism about whether Trump would support Ukraine if we’re unfortunate enough to find him back in the White House, and said he was more than welcome to come visit Ukraine just as President Biden had during an interview on this Sunday’s Meet the Press.
I’m sure this won’t sit too well with Trump, who we all know is never going to risk his neck by showing up in a war zone as Biden did.
KRISTEN WELKER: President Zelenskyy, former President Trump, who is the GOP frontrunner, has said that if he is reelected he could end this war in 24 hours. What is your reaction and message to former President Trump about that?
VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Former President Trump said that about 24 hours, that he can manage it and finish the war. For me, what can I say? So he’s very welcome as well. President Biden was here, and he – I think he understood some details which you can understand only being here.
So I invite President Trump. If he can come here, I will need 24 minutes – yes, 24 minutes; not more. Yes. Not more. Twenty-four minutes to explain President Trump that he can’t manage this war. He can’t bring peace because of the Putin.
If, but always there is an “if,” If he’s not trying and if he’s not ready to give our territory for this terrible man, for the Putin, if you are not ready to give it, if you are not ready to give our independence, he – he – he can’t manage it. Yes.
KRISTEN WELKER: You have –
VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: – So he’s very welcome.
KRISTEN WELKER: He’s welcome to come to Ukraine. Other presidential candidates have obviously come to Ukraine as well. Have you had any contact with former President Trump since he left office, President Zelenskyy?
VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: No. No. No, no. That’s why he’s very welcome to repeat our tradition, which was when he was the president.
KRISTEN WELKER: Do you think he would have Ukraine’s back if he were to be reelected?
VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Really, I don’t know. Really, I don’t know. I hope that – that – that it depends not only on the president institutionally. I think it depends on the opinion of Americans, of your society. I think that is most important. I think it’s important in the United States and EU, the attitude of just ordinary people. It’s their support. It’s their money. It – it depends on them.
We all know Putin’s puppet would be more than willing to hand Ukraine, or at least part of it over to Putin. So does Zelenskyy who was trying to be diplomatic here in case he’s forced to deal with Trump again.