‘We’re a greater nuclear power,’ former president who previously praised Putin as ‘smart’ tells Fox Business

If Donald Trump were still president, he told Fox Business on Monday, he would threaten Russia with nuclear submarines, the Guardian reports.

Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, who is therefore dealing with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Russia’s status as a nuclear-armed power has shaped the US response, particularly in Biden’s reluctance to take steps, such as a Nato-implemented no-fly zone over Ukraine, that might lead to direct armed confrontation with Russia.

Such caution cuts little ice with Trump.

“I listened to him constantly using the N-word, that’s the N-word, and he’s constantly using it: the nuclear word,” Trump told Fox Business on Monday.

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