|This is what I know about international affairs.|
Donald Trump said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin won't make a military move into Ukraine -- even though Putin already has done just that, seizing the country's Crimean Peninsula.
"He's not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He's not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want," Trump said in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."
"Well, he's already there, isn't he?" Stephanopoulos responded, in a reference to Crimea, which Putin took from Ukraine in early 2014.
Trump said: "OK -- well, he's there in a certain way. But I'm not there. You have Obama there. And frankly, that whole part of the world is a mess under Obama with all the strength that you're talking about and all of the power of NATO and all of this. In the meantime, he's going away. He takes Crimea."
I have no idea what he was even trying to say there.
After several news outlets reported on his ignorance, and he was mocked mercilessly on the internet, Trump turned to Twitter.
When I said in an interview that Putin is "not going into Ukraine, you can mark it down," I am saying if I am President. Already in Crimea!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
Actually no that is not even close to what he said.So with all of the Obama tough talk on Russia and the Ukraine, they have already taken Crimea and continue to push. That's what I said!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
What he said was "He's not going into the Ukraine, OK just so you understand. He's not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down."
ABC did not even have to "mark it down" because Stephanopoulis already knew just like every informed individual, that Russia has already invaded the Ukraine.
Trump is a laughingstock not, just in America, but all over the world.