In a recent video published to Rumble, former President Donald Trump declared that the Obama administration was responsible for launching the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine.
While promising to “clean house of all of the warmongers and America last globalists” upon being reelected in 2024, Trump asserted that the Obama administration was the architect of the coup that overthrew the government of Viktor Yanukovych — a theory that has been discussed for some time by numerous figures in the conservative movement.
The Maidan uprising had significant backing from the West — following a pattern of the American establishment’s obsession with foreign intervention — and essentially laid the groundwork for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
“World War III has never been closer than it is right now,” Trump began.
“We need to clean house of all of the warmongers and America’s last globalists in the deep state, the Pentagon, the State Department, and the national security industrial complex,” he added.
Trump went on to point out that he was “the only president in generations” to not start a war while in office, arguing that it was because he “was the only president who rejected the catastrophic advice of many of Washington’s generals, bureaucrats, and the so-called diplomats who only know how to get us into conflict, but they don’t know how to get us out.”
“For decades, we’ve had the very same people, such as Victoria Nuland and many others just like her obsessed with pushing Ukraine toward NATO, not to mention the State Department support for uprisings in Ukraine,” he added.
Trump then asserted that the pro-intervention establishment has “been seeking confrontation for a long time, much like the case in Iraq and other parts of the world.”
“And now, we’re teetering on the brink of World War III,” he argued.
“None of this excuses in any way the outrageous and horrible invasion of Ukraine one year ago, which would have never happened if I was your president, not even a little chance,” Trump asserted.
“But it does mean that here in America, we need to get rid of the corrupt globalist establishment that has botched every major foreign policy decision for decades, and that includes President Biden, whose own people said he’s never made a good decision when it comes to looking at other countries and looking at wars,” he added.
The former president also argued that these pro-intervention foreign policy elites must be replaced with new leaders that support “American interests.”
Trump, who recently announced his campaign for the 2024 presidential election, then vowed to transform the State Department, the Pentagon and the “national security establishment” by the end of his next term — pointing out that it would “complete the mission” set forth in his first term.
“We never had it so good,” he continued, referring to his time in the White House. “We’ll also stop the lobbyists and the big defense contractors from going in and pushing our senior military and national security officials toward conflict, only to reward them when they retire with lucrative jobs getting paid millions and millions of dollars. Take a look at the globalist warmonger donors backing our opponents. That’s because they’re candidates of war.”
Trump also pointed out that the reason no new wars occurred under his administration was because he bolstered the military and “other countries respected us.”
“They didn’t want to mess around with the United States and now they’re laughing at us,” he added.
“We could end the Ukraine conflict in 24 hours with the right leadership. At the end of my next four years, the warmongers and frauds, and failures in the senior ranks of our government will all be gone, and we will have a new group of competent national security officials who believe in defending America’s vital interests above all else,” Trump concluded.
Trump has been following up his words with actions, as he recently demonstrated the difference between his embrace of “America First” and President Joe Biden’s continued support of Ukraine over the American people. While Biden was overseas campaigning alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and providing more aid to Ukraine, Trump was bringing water and food to residents of East Palestine, Ohio, at the site of a recent train derailment that polluted the environment with toxic chemicals — a place that Biden has refused to visit.