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Gaetz says Trump trashed Ukraine aid during Home GOP meeting

Gaetz says Trump trashed Ukraine aid during Home GOP meeting

( The Hill) – – Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) stated previous President Trump criticized the $61 billion for Ukraine passed under Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-La.) management and indicated his disinterest in sending the war-torn nation more support during his Thursday meeting with House Republicans.

" TRUMP ON UKRAINE: 'They're never ever going to be there for us,'" Gaetz composed in a post on the social platform X, sharing comments from Trump at the early morning meeting.

According to Gaetz, Trump also asserted the U.S. should "pay OUR TROOPS" instead of sending out billions of dollars to Ukraine.

" Trump trashing the Ukraine Aid to @SpeakerJohnson's face is so epic," Gaetz added.

Former President Donald Trump speaks with press reporters at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci).

The Hill has actually connected to Trump's campaign and Johnson's office for remark.

Gaetz, who has long been critical of sending out more aid to Ukraine, met Trump and other House Republicans on Capitol Hill, in a conference Gaetz earlier likened to a "pep rally." Trump had a 2nd meeting with Senate Republicans, that included a few of his sharpest GOP critics in Congress.

The meetings mark the first time Trump has actually traveled to Capitol Hill considering that the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

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It likewise comes just two weeks after a 12-person jury in New York discovered Trump guilty on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a conspiracy to shield the American public from potentially damaging details ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Trump has actually long been doubtful of offering additional U.S. support to Ukraine in its war versus Russia, arguing assistance for Ukraine is not an important American interest and that Europe need to be supplying the bulk of the help. Much of Trump's staunchest allies in Congress have echoed comparable calls.

Johnson dealt with blowback from conservative critics in April for defying them and passing Ukraine help, however Trump offered a defense of the Speaker at the time, acknowledging he had a slim bulk and little wiggle space in the matter.


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