Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited Donald Trump to visit while emphasizing that his nation, torn by war, requires at least another year of more support from the United States.
Trump has often boasted about his capability to end the war within 24 hours if he were to become president, but Zelensky indicated that he would dispel or rectify the former president’s belief.
“I invite President Trump if he can come here. I will need 24 minutes…to explain [to] President Trump that he can’t manage this war, that he can’t bring peace because of Putin,” Zelensky told NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday.
“If he’s not ready to give our territory for this terrible man,” Zelensky went on, “if you’re not ready to give our independence…he’s very welcome.”
Zelensky noted that he hasn’t had any contact with Trump since the latter departed the White House and conceded he doesn’t know if the former president would have Ukraine’s back.
He also thanked President Biden, who visited the war-torn nation back in February to mark the one-year anniversary of the conflict.
“I’m really thankful to President Biden, by the way, he was here and I think he’s a strong man,” Zelensky stated.