Thursday, March 16, 2023
Russia might be bogged down in its vicious onslaught on Ukraine, but President Vladimir Putin is winning in the Republican presidential primary, reported CNN. The two highest-polling potential GOP nominees, Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis, are making it apparent that if they make it to the White House, Ukraine’s lifeline of US weapons and ammunition would be in danger, and the war could end on Putin’s terms. Their stands underscore rising antipathy among grassroots conservatives toward the war and President Joe Biden’s marshaling of the West to bankroll Kyiv’s resistance to Putin’s unprovoked invasion. Trump’s warnings that only he can stop WWIII and DeSantis’ primary argument that saving Ukraine is not a core US national security interest will likely gain even more traction following one of the most alarming moments yet in the war, the downing of a US drone into the Black Sea by a Russian fighter jet.