White House press secretary Jen Psaki hit back at former President Donald Trump for calling Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion plan of Ukraine ‘genius’ and ‘smart’ and said it was up to Republicans to ensure the issue does’t become more politicized.
‘As a matter of policy, we try not to take advice from anyone who praises President Putin and his military strategy, which I believe is what happened there,’ Psaki replied at the Tuesday briefing when asked to react to the comments Trump made earlier in the day.
She pointed to comments Trump reportedly made to G7 leaders in 2018, when the now former president said that Crimea, which was annexed by Russia after a 2014 invasion, was a part of Russia because everyone there spoke Russian.
And said that Trump had ‘expressed…
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