Zelenskyy Criticizes Trump, Calls Him ‘Loser President’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the media during a press conference as Ukraine marks one year since Russia's large-scale invasion, on February 24, 2023 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

In a harsh interview last week, the president of Ukraine attacked Trump and stated that his country would not put up with any peace agreements struck between Putin and a Trump administration that would require Kyiv to give up any territory in the Donbas in exchange.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that if Donald Trump, if elected president, decides to cut off funding to Ukraine, America will have a “loser president.”  He said if the United States were to stop supporting Ukraine militarily and financially, its standing as a global leader would suffer.

As for the potential repercussions for Trump’s reputation and the United States’ global power, he warned that a decision to withdraw military aid to Ukraine would have catastrophic results.

Zelenskyy cautioned the former US president that any arrangement proposed by Putin would be a ploy to serve the Kremlin’s objective. This was just a day before a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty on 34 charges of falsifying company records in his ‘hush money’ trial; Zelenskyy went on his verbal attack.

He went on to say that a ceasefire is a trap and that Putin would shame Trump by breaking any agreement in order to “go further” in Ukraine and achieve his objectives.

The United States government and its institutions are at stake, not Trump himself. They will lose all strength. The president of Ukraine made the bold statement that the United States will no longer be the world leader. He said that the country’s power on the global stage will be reduced to nothing.

A Trump decision to cut off US aid to Kyiv, he said, may encourage other nations and organizations with evil intents to take the plunge and start conflicts of their own.

Lastly, he apologized for ‘using as a tool’ former British prime minister Boris Johnson to undertake informal discussions with the US and revealed that the two had stayed in constant communication.

In the end, the leader of Ukraine invited Trump to Kyiv in the hopes that seeing the devastation of war personally would sway Trump’s opinion.

Trump has said in the past that he could terminate the conflict in Ukraine “in 24 hours,” but he has never elaborated on his plans.