Donald Trump’s suggestion over the weekend that the US would lose a war on Russia because the country is run by ‘dumb people’ prompted Matt Drudge’s news aggregation site to label former president “Dementing Don”.
The lead story on Drudge news site The Drudge Report over the weekend included an unflattering image of the 45th president.
Don denies: the United States would lose the war against Russia! read the headline on Drudge Report over the weekend.
The headline linked to a DailyMail.com report that covered Trump’s recent appearance at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, where the former president clashed with Ted Budd, the Republican congressman who stands running to represent Tar Heel State in the U.S. Senate.
Drudge, a conservative whose website exploded in popularity during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, has regularly used his news site to highlight unflattering stories about Trump.
He frequently refers to the former president as “The Don” – comparing him to a mob boss.
The Post sought comments from Trump.
Trump responded to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent threats to deploy nuclear weapons as part of his effort to defeat Ukrainian forces and annex parts of the country to Russia.
The former president lashed out at the Biden administration, saying “stupid” people were running the country and leading the United States into World War III.
“I was right about Ukraine,” Trump told the audience.
“I was right about what, Taiwan and I hope I won’t be right about WWIII, because we have stupid people dealing,” the former president said.
Trump then seemed to suggest that the United States would end up losing a future war.
“You could find yourself in World War III and it will be a war like we’ve never had before – it won’t even be close, because we’re run by stupid people,” the 45th president said.
Last week, Putin launched a partial mobilization of up to 300,000 people as his army continues to bog down its invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he didn’t think the Russian leader was bluffing by threatening to use nuclear weapons.
“Look, maybe yesterday was a bluff,” Zelensky told moderator Margaret Brennan on Sunday.
“Now that could be a reality.”
Zelensky added: “Let’s look, what is a contemporary use of nuclear weapons or nuclear blackmail? He targeted and occupied our nuclear plant and the city of Enerhodar.
After Putin announced the latest mobilization, he said, “It’s not a bluff.”
“And those trying to blackmail us with nukes should know that the weather vane can turn and point at them.”
New York Post