(ConservativeSense.com) – After a sweeping victory in the Iowa caucuses, former President Donald Trump vowed to “solve” the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, as well as the Ukraine war, neither of which he says would have escalated on his watch.
In a victory speech on Monday, Jan. 15, after Trump dominated the Iowa caucuses by a 20-delegate landslide, the GOP front-runner once again referred to President Joe Biden as “the worst president” in American history. After digging at Biden, Trump said that the Russian invasion of Ukraine wouldn’t have happened if he were still in the White House.
He then went on to make the same point about the situation in Israel. Trump said the Jewish state “would never have been attacked” with him still in office, referring to the Oct. 7, 2023 attack by Hamas. The attack killed 1,200 and sparked a military response from Israel that killed over 20,000 in the Gaza Strip.
Trump described “the Ukraine situation” and the “Israeli situation” as “horrible,” and promised that if he returns to Washington, D.C. his administration will “get them solved very fast.”
The former president had his first sign of the election season that he may just return to the Oval Office after winning the Iowa caucuses by 51%. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second place with 21.2%, and close behind him in third was former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley with 19.1%. Newcomer Vivek Ramaswamy managed 7.7%, despite campaigning voraciously throughout Iowa. He dropped out of the race following the results and fully endorsed Trump.
The only thing that may stop Trump in his tracks are the legal battles he’s currently embroiled in. The former president faces four federal indictments and also a civil fraud case in New York.
Some of his supporters believe the Democratic Party’s strategy is to try and hit him with at least one conviction, even if it gets thrown out later after the election is over. The conviction itself would not disqualify Trump from running, but the Democrats seem to be hoping it may erode enough support to cost him the election.
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