On Wednesday, President Trump offered to lead a group of negotiators to help bring peace between Russia and Ukraine, saying the United States needs to take a “cool, calm and dry” approach to rising tensions.
Trump made the offer to former Vice President Biden through a post on his social media platform Truth Social.
Trump said, “U.S. “Leadership” should remain “cool, calm, and dry” on the SABOTAGE of the Nord Stream Pipelines. This is a big event that should not entail a big solution, at least not yet. The Russia/Ukraine catastrophe should NEVER have happened, and would definitely not have happened if I were President. Do not make matters worse with the pipeline blowup. Be strategic, be smart (brilliant!), get a negotiated deal done NOW. Both sides need and want it. The entire World is at stake. I will head up group??”
His comments came a day after reports surfaced showing the Nord Stream pipelines had been allegedly sabotaged by another nation. The pipeline closely links Russian and European economies by transporting significant amounts of natural gas.
Trump has been a strong advocate for ending the war in Ukraine, going as far as to say the war “should NEVER have happened and would definitely not have happened if [he was] President.”
It is very unlikely Biden would choose Trump to lead negotiations. However, Trump’s offer is not without merit. During his presidency, America defeated ISIS and experienced peace for the first time in nearly two decades. And his influence did make way for the historic Abraham accord to be made in the middle east.
Additionally, Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had reframed from inflaming global tensions during the Trump administration. These events did not occur during the Bush and Obama administrations.
It is important to note Trump is one of the only public voices wanting to find immediate solutions to bring an end to the war in Ukraine.