Former Republican President Donald Trump found himself on the receiving end of criticism after old video footage of him urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to “get together” with Russian President Vladimir Putin to “solve your problem” resurfaced.
Trump’s remarks, made on the sidelines of the United Nations on September 25. 2019, came shortly after the White House released a partial readout of a call he and Zelenskyy had on July 25, 2019, during which Trump urged Zelenskyy to open an investigation into then-candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
Trump, turning directly to Zelenskyy, claimed that strengthened bilateral relations between the two world leaders, particularly since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, would be “a tremendous achievement.”
You can hear Trump’s remarks in the video below.