In an address to Republican Party donors in New Orleans on Saturday, Donald Trump suggested the United States attempt to set off a massive war between Russia and China, and then Americans could "sit back and watch " what happens.
According to a tweet from Washington Post investigative reporter Josh Dawsey, the former president proposed using an American aircraft with the flag of China on them should enter Russian airspace and "bomb the sh*t out of Russia."
As Dawsey wrote, "Trump mused to donors that we should take our F-22 planes, 'put the Chinese flag on them and bomb the shit out' out of Russia. 'And then we say, China did it, we didn't do, China did it, and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch.'"
Needless to say, Trump's comments set off a flurry of criticism, with one critic writing back to Dawsey, "Ask Republican leaders, they all support him for 2024, ask them if they agree with this strategery. Look forward to your report."
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1. The F-22 is a tactical fighter, not a bomber.\n2. When the fighters enter Russian airspace unannounced, Russia will do its best to shoot them down with missiles. Russia won't see the flag or the markings\n3. They'll know they're USAF planes by the design.— T\u0333H\u0333E\u0333 \ud835\ude41\ud835\ude64\ud835\ude67\ud835\ude62\ud835\ude5a\ud835\ude67 \ud835\ude42\ud835\ude6a\ud835\ude6e 5150 \u2612\ud83d\udce8\ud83d\udceb\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@T\u0333H\u0333E\u0333 \ud835\ude41\ud835\ude64\ud835\ude67\ud835\ude62\ud835\ude5a\ud835\ude67 \ud835\ude42\ud835\ude6a\ud835\ude6e 5150 \u2612\ud83d\udce8\ud83d\udceb\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1646541502
I see our drunk uncle got off his barstool and wandered into a party to share his keen strategic vision. Yes, I know, he doesn't drink, he might as well.— Marie & the Sunflowers \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b (@Marie & the Sunflowers \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b) 1646541479
This is the guy Republicans are willing to overturn an election for. SMDH— preising \ud83c\udf3b\ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc9b (@preising \ud83c\udf3b\ud83d\udc99\ud83d\udc9b) 1646540714
Of all the things that wouldn\u2019t work, this wouldn\u2019t work the most.— Andrew Weinstein (@Andrew Weinstein) 1646540911
The guy that wanted to nuke a hurricane, ladies and gentlemen.— Tina #StandWithUkraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Tina #StandWithUkraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1646540742
The most unbelievable part is he actually thinks this sounds smart. It's amazing this guy can still feed himself.— Wockenfuss\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83d\udd4a\ud83c\uddea\ud83c\uddfa (@Wockenfuss\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83d\udd4a\ud83c\uddea\ud83c\uddfa) 1646540774
How. Was. This. Man. Ever. President.— Karen (no relation) \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b\ud83d\ude37\ud83e\udda0\ud83e\udd66 (@Karen (no relation) \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b\ud83d\ude37\ud83e\udda0\ud83e\udd66) 1646547376
Where to begin?\nF-22 is an air-supremacy fighter, not a bomber\nthey are recognizable and only the US has them, so no matter if they fly a Martian flag, the world will know who is flying them— Tour Of The Future \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b (@Tour Of The Future \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b) 1646542578
Hannity's idea but described in a more moronic & psycho way— Richard Signorelli (@Richard Signorelli) 1646540870