Trump Is Clueless on War in East Ukraine and It Shows Big Time
He seems to think it is a Russian-Ukrainian War
Here's a readout of the phone call Trump had with NATO's polticial chief Stoltenberg:
Readout of the President's Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pic.twitter.com/wlWrJhu5gF— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller)February 6, 2017
What is that bit about the "conflict along the Ukrainian border"? That's an odd way of phrasing it.
But hey, so it's clumsy phrasing this one time. Probably doesn't mean anything.
Except here is the reporting on Trump's call with Ukraine's president Poroshenko:
President Trump on Saturday pledged to "restore peace" along the border between Russia and Ukraine, according to the White House.The White House said in a statement that Trump had a "very good call" with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday afternoon addressing "a variety of topics, including Ukraine's long-running conflict with Russia.""We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border," Trump said, according to a readout of the call.
According to one U.S. official, national security aides have sought information about Polish incursions in Belarus, an eyebrow-raising request because little evidence of such activities appears to exist. Poland is among the Eastern European nations worried about Trump's friendlier tone on Russia.