Trump on the Ukraine Invasion: ‘It Would Not Have Happened if Our Administration Were in Place… Not Even Close’

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45th President Donald Trump was pressed on the invasion of Ukraine while surrounded by reporters at CPAC on Saturday.

“I just think it’s a shame what’s going on,” Trump told journalists. “There was no reason for it. It shouldn’t have happened. It would not have happened if our administration were in place… not even close.”

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“[Putin] always had a feeling for Ukraine, but it never would’ve happened,” he added. “What’s happening today is so sad. When you watch it, when you see what’s going on.”

“Now who knows where it’s going — very brave people, the way they’re fighting. It’s an amazing thing. But this would never have happened — or any thousands of people are dead — this would have never happened,” the former President said.

Asked if what’s going on inclines him to want to run for President again, Trump replied, “I just want to do what’s right for the country, and that’s what we’ll do. We’ll do what’s right for the country. At the right time, we’ll let you know.” Video Below