Putin says prosecution of Donald Trump shows US political system is ‘rotten.
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the criminal cases against former US President Donald Trump, calling them political revenge and a reflection of the corruption in the American political system. Putin stated that Trump’s prosecution is the persecution of a political rival for political reasons. He also mentioned that regardless of who becomes the US president, it is unlikely that the poor relations between Russia and the US will significantly change. Putin made these remarks at an Eastern Economic Forum gathering in Vladivostok.
Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted Tuesday that the criminal cases against former US President Donald Trump are political revenge that show the fundamental corruption of the United States. “As for the prosecution of Trump, for us what is happening in today’s conditions, in my opinion, is good because it shows the rottenness of the American political system, which cannot pretend to teach others democracy,” Putin said at an Eastern Economic Forum gathering in Russia’s Pacific Coast city of Vladivostok.
“Everything that is happening with Trump is the persecution of a political rival for political reasons. That’s what it is. And this is being done in front of the public of the United States and the whole world,” he said.
Opinion polls indicate that Trump is by far the strongest contender to become the Republican Party’s candidate in the 2024 presidential election. During his four years in the White House, Trump repeatedly touted having good relations with Putin, while critics alleged he was submissive to the Russian leader.
Trump has claimed he could resolve the conflict in Ukraine in a matter of days, if he regains the presidency. He has not provided details of his potential approach.
“We hear that Mr. Trump says that he will solve pressing problems in a few days, including the Ukrainian crisis. Well, this cannot but bring happiness. This is good,” Putin said.