The former U.S. President Donald Trump is getting a lot of news headlines assigned to him amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The 45th President of the United States was recorded on a phone call discussing the ongoing events.
The Golf legend John Daly was on the phone with Trump conversing about the Russia-Ukraine situation. The call happened on speaker and was recorded to be shared on the Internet.
Moscow is the capital of Russia, with an estimated population of around 13 million. According to Trump, he threatened Putin if the ex-KGB officer were to invade Ukraine, he’d bomb Moscow. Trump firmly believes, Russia would not have invaded Ukraine if he was still the President.
“It’s like they’re afraid of him. You know, he was a friend of mine. I got along great with him. I say, ‘Vladimir, if you do it, we’re hitting Moscow.’ And he sort of believed me, in like 5%, 10%, that’s all you need,” Trump said of Putin.
“He never did it during my time, John,” Trump told Daly, adding, “Why didn’t he[Putin] do this during the last 4 years?”
Trump then talked about China, touching on the popular talk about how this situation is ideal for Xi to take action in the Taiwan region when the entire world is busy with Russia. Trump said he warned the president of China, Xi Jinping, the same way he warned Putin.
“Xi didn’t bother me either. I told him the same thing,” Trump said
“Taiwan will be next. You won’t have any computer chips. They’ll blow them off the face of the earth.”
China is presently the biggest manufacturer of semiconductor chips used in modern technology worldwide. Trump thinks if China were to do something and other nations inevitably intervene, it might halt their industrial exports, which are instrumental for a significant number of companies in the west.
Check out Trump’s conversation below.