CHINA/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Former president Donald Trump mused Saturday [March 5, 2022] to the GOP’s top donors that the United States should label its F-22 planes with the Chinese flag and ‘bomb the s–t out of Russia.’ […]

‘And then we say, China did it, we didn’t do it, China did it, and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch,’ he said…

After coming under fierce criticism for praising Putin as ‘savvy’ and ‘brilliant’ for the Russian leader’s moves in Ukraine last month, he struck a tougher tone Saturday — claiming Putin never would have invaded the country if Trump was president of the United States.”

-Josh Dawsey, “Trump muses on war with Russia and praises Kim Jong Un,” washingtonpost.com, March 6, 2022