ENERGY/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Do you think Putin is going to stop? It’s going to get worse and worse. He’s not going to accept it. And we don’t have anybody to talk to him. You had somebody to talk to him with me; no one was ever tougher on Russia than me…

The U.S. must make clear to Putin that he has two choices: To negotiate peace right now or face blistering consequences, including a push to permanently eliminate dependence on Russian energy.”

-Donald Trump on 3/12/2022 via Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Ben Kamisar, Bridget Bowman, and Alexandra Marquez, “Trump attempts to fix his Putin problem,” nbcnews.com, March 14, 2022