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“Trump Breaks Silence on Navalny’s Death, Avoids Blaming Putin”

“Trump Breaks Silence on Navalny’s Death, Avoids Blaming Putin”

Former U.S. President Donald Trump, known for his controversial praise of Russian leader Vladimir Putin during his presidency, has made his first public comment on the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump looks on at a campaign event in Waterford Township, Michigan

In a cryptic social media post, Trump did not directly blame anyone for Navalny’s death but instead linked it to his own political troubles, suggesting a connection between the two. He expressed concern about the direction of the country, criticizing what he sees as a decline due to “CROOKED, Radical Left Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges” leading the nation astray with policies like open borders, rigged elections, and unfair courtroom decisions.

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Trump’s post, which included the hashtag #MAGA2024, comes after President Joe Biden and Trump’s main Republican rival, Nikki Haley, directly blamed Putin for Navalny’s death. Despite widespread condemnation of Putin from former presidents and top members of Congress from both parties, Trump had remained silent until now.

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During his presidency, Trump had expressed admiration for Putin and last week suggested that the United States might not protect NATO allies who aren’t spending enough on defense from a potential Russian invasion.

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