Politics 11:24 27/01/2023 World

Trump says he could end conflict in Ukraine within 24 hours

Former U.S. President Donald Trump says he would successfully negotiate an end to the Russia-Ukraine war "within 24 hours."

Trump, who decades before becoming president was famously credited with authoring The Art of the Deal, which was ghostwritten, argued that his negotiation skills would easily end the conflict in an all-caps post to Truth Social on Thursday. Trump maintained that the war "would never have happened" if he had not been defeated by President Joe Biden in 2020, while asserting that he could still bring a quick end to the conflict as president, Newsweek reported.

"IF I WERE PRESIDENT, THE RUSSIA/UKRAINE WAR WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, BUT EVEN NOW, IF PRESIDENT, I WOULD BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE AN END TO THIS HORRIBLE AND RAPIDLY ESCALATING WAR WITHIN 24 HOURS," wrote Trump. "SUCH A TRAGIC WASTE OF HUMAN LIFE!!!"

In a Truth Social post earlier on Thursday, Trump warned that the Biden administration's plan to send 31 M1A1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine could lead to "nukes" from Russia. He claimed that ending the war, which is now in its 12th month, would be "easy."

Trump loyalist and Republican Congressman Troy Nehls of Texas also touted the prospect of the former president easily solving the conflict earlier Thursday.

Nehls suggested during a Fox News interview that the war would "end" if Biden asked Trump to call Russian President Vladimir Putin.



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