As Russian forces enter Ukraine, former President Trump indicated China will follow Russia’s path and invade Taiwan soon.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell emphasized Biden must act firmly and immediately against Russia.
China will follow Russia to invade its neighbor
In his appearance on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show,” Trump labeled Chinese President Xi and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as “twin sisters.”
Likewise, he noted the Russian invasion is a green signal for Xi that invading Taiwan will not trigger any sort of response from the West. Trump ruled out the possibility Russia’s invasion could have happened under his administration.
While exposing Xi’s ambitions, Trump claimed the Chinese president was waiting for the Beijing Olympics to happen. Now, as the games are over, China is just like a ticking time bomb, ready to invade Taiwan any time.
Four years of Trump, no Russia invasion of Ukraine. One year of Biden, and here we are, listening to claptrap about “de-escalation” and hoping for the best.
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) December 7, 2021
According to Trump, both Xi and Putin want to annex their neighboring countries “equally as badly.”
Biden administration reluctant to bring Putin to his knees
On the other hand, Mitch McConnell warned the Biden administration Russia is ready to launch a “catastrophe” in Ukraine; the West must act promptly in order to avert this crisis.
According to McConnell, every country is watching the West right now; they will judge the whole West by America’s response.
Similarly, he claimed the government must make Putin pay a heavy price compared to what happened with Russia’s previous invasions of different countries.
As Germany put a halt to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, McConnell noted while this is a welcoming move, it must result in the permanent cancellation of the project to put an unbearable strain on Russia.
The Senate Minority Leader correspondingly advised the European Union and NATO to take severe measures against Russia and impose sanctions aggressively.
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) February 21, 2022
Mitch McConnell is one of those senators who is skeptical of Biden’s will to impose strangling sanctions against Russia.
Although Biden announced financial sanctions on Tuesday, while ordering further troops to the Baltic states, McConnell believes the president is falling short of what is needed to bring Russia to its knees.
Thus, he asserted Russia’s invasion is likely to be extremely deadly; the current advancement of Russian troops will only result in a full-scale invasion in the forthcoming days.
This can result in the deaths of thousands of Ukrainians, which will warn other free nations as well that authoritarian countries can invade their neighbors by remaining unchecked by global powers.
Experts believe Russia’s aggression is in line with Putin’s vision of restoring the former Soviet Union’s boundaries, which he described as the greatest tragedy of the 20th century.
The invasion of the European country by Russia is perceived as the beginning of war by many countries. This suggests it could be the worst possible conflict in Europe since the end of World War II.