Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s leader, has spent the last week shamelessly praising Vladimir Putin as the Russian military indiscriminately bombs Ukrainian civilians. Republicans have worked hard to avoid answering questions about Donald Trump’s praise but that simply is not a tenable position as the Ukrainian people bravely fight back against Putin’s invasion.
As long as Republicans look to Donald Trump as their party leader, they have to answer for his reckless adoration of an authoritarian.
So every Republican must answer a few questions:
- Do you agree with Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin as “savvy,” a “genius,” and “smart?”
- Do you condemn Trump’s praise of Putin?
- Would you still support Trump if he runs for the GOP nomination?