Yet again, US President Donald Trump has made a public statement that sent many people into a state of shock or disbelief. This time, he called out the warmongering methods of the US government in an interview with Bill O'Reilly when called out about his support for Vladimir Putin.
After O'Reilly asks if Trump respects the Russian President, Trump responds “I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get along with them.”
After being asked why he supported the man, Trump continued "He is the leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not, and if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS – which is a major fight – and the Islamic terrorism all over the world, that’s a good thing."
This seemed to set O'Reilly off, as he refers to Putin as "a killer," and ask Donald why he would support such a man.
Trump immediately responds, “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country is so innocent?”
It was a bold statement of truth, which is to be expected from Donald Trump. Though he does seem to say things that many people disagree with, he continues to say what he thinks which may be exactly what we need right now. In questioning the clean hand of the United States, he is calling out the drone warfare and regime change strategy that has seen the US at war for nearly two decades.