- Former President Donald Trump said on Saturday that his personality kept America away from war with other countries.
- “I was the only president in four decades who didn’t put America in any conflict,” he said.
- His remarks came after he criticized President Joe Biden for his handling of the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
Former President Donald Trump praised himself on Saturday, saying he kept the United States out of the war during his four-year term.
“It was my personality that kept us out of the war,” he said addressing a crowd of rallyers at the American Freedom Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “I was the only president in four decades who didn’t put America in any conflict except I completely defeated ISIS.”
He continued, “Other countries should not mistake Joe Biden’s weakness for America’s weakness. American power, American strength, American leadership will be back soon and it will be bigger and stronger than ever.”
In 2018, Trump claimed that his administration had killed ISIS, but his own agencies at the time hesitated to make such a declaration. For example, the State Department said the US had made “significant progress” but added that “the work is not yet done.”
Also, in 2017, Trump warned that North Korea would face “fire and fury like the world has never seen” during his public row with Kim Jong Un over the country’s nuclear weapons test.
Trump’s remarks on Saturday came just days after he criticized President Joe Biden for his handling of the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
Last Saturday night, Trump said the war between Russia and Ukraine must end. Addressing a crowd at a South Carolina rally, Trump said Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have started the war if he were still in office. Trump has been making similar claims since the start of the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
“If I had been in office, this deadly situation in Ukraine would never have happened!” Trump said a statement on 24 February.
At the rally, Trump said Biden could still “end this tragedy without leaving Americans stuck in a grueling and very bloody war.”
If the invasion continued, he said, it would lead to another world war.
“It could lead, by the way, it could lead to the Third World War,” Trump said. “I see what’s going on. Because if you think Putin is going to stop, it’s going to get worse. He’s not going to accept it and we don’t have anyone to talk to him “
In the American Freedom Tour, Trump again falsely claimed that he won the 2020 presidential election and promised to return to the White House in 2024.