On Saturday, former President Donald Trump kicked off a 2024 election campaign event in Columbia, South Carolina. During his speech, Trump called for peace negotiations to end the war between Ukraine and Russia, and thus avoid World War III.
“Through weakness and incompetence, Joe Biden has brought us to the brink of World War III. We’re at the brink of World War III, just in case anyone doesn’t know it,” Trump revealed during his first official campaign-trail event, joined by Gov. Henry McMaster and Sen. Lindsey Graham.
He added, “As president, I will bring back peace through strength.”
Trump made it clear that the war has been escalated by Biden, asserting that if he “was president, there would not have been a war with Russia and Ukraine; zero chance.”
He also noted his policy plan to “build state-of-the-art, next-generation missile defense shields” would defend and “protect Americans from the threat of hypersonic missiles and nuclear weapons.”
Trump detailed his plan during a campaign policy video that was shared last week on the Trump War Room Twitter account:
In addition to calling for peace, Trump also vowed to begin the quick deportation of illegal immigrants, if re-elected.
“They’re coming from prisons, and they’re coming from mental institutions, and they’re coming from a lot of bad places that’s going to cause us a lot of problems,” the 45th president said.
He added, “We have to get that straightened out and we have to get it straightened out fast, and we have to remove a lot of people very very fast because we can’t have what they’re sending. They’re sending people that are killers, murderers, they’re sending rapists, and they’re sending, frankly, terrorists or terrorists are coming on their own, and frankly we can’t allow this to happen. So the illegal border crossers are going to be sent straight back home. Those bad ones, especially, and they’re gonna go fast.”