Zelensky Mocks Trump While Begging for More Money

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky mocked former President Donald Trump’s insistence that Trump would end the war on day one of his presidency. 

“Donald Trump, I invite you to Ukraine, to Kyiv,” said Zelensky during an interview Friday with British Channel 4 News. ”So if you can stop the war during 24 hours, I think it will be enough to come.”

Zelensky’s statements come has he continues to push U.S. Congress for additional funding of the war with Russia.

Congress has already sent at least $113 billion to Ukraine since the start of its war with Russia in February of 2022. The Biden Administration has requested another $106 billion aid package, with $61 billion of it designated specifically for Ukraine.

Meanwhile American Greatness reported last week that “the Pentagon watchdog determined that American diplomats and officials in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) failed to properly track over $1 billion worth of weapons provided to Ukraine.”

As the Daily Caller reports, the inspector general’s investigation determined that the DOD surveilled nearly 40,000 items that were considered sensitive and vulnerable to smugglers. As of June 2nd, 2023, at least $1.699 billion worth of items had been given to Ukraine by the U.S., with the items qualifying for enhanced end-use monitoring. The DOD failed to produce full inventory reports on 69% of the total value.

In November, American Greatness podcaster Tim Young, host of Tim Runs His Mouth, shared a video clip Zelensky urging the U.S. to give Ukraine a “credit” that the country would pay back after the war.

“This dude sounds like a Nigerian prince now,” said Young. “How much have we given them already? $200 billion in equipment and money? He needs more? In a losing fight?”

Trump has consistently said he would end the war with Ukraine on day one of his presidency. In a July 2023 interview with Fox News, he said, “I will have the deal done in one day. One day.”

I know Zelensky very well, and I know Putin very well, even better. And I had a good relationship, very good with both of them. I would tell Zelensky, no more. You got to make a deal. I would tell Putin, if you don’t make a deal, we’re going to give him a lot. We’re going to [give Ukraine] more than they ever got if we have to. I will have the deal done in one day. One day.

That echoes remarks he made in a May 2023 CNN Town Hall:

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