Ukraine has already received over $75 billion in taxpayer-funded weapons and cash to help fight the war.
But the political establishment in both parties are unified behind supporting Joe Biden’s proxy war with Russia for “as long as it takes.”
And Ron DeSantis just dropped a truth bomb on European countries about what role America should play in the Ukraine war.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently embarked on an international trade mission trip to Japan along with his wife and three children.
DeSantis’ trip to Japan occurred just a few weeks before his expected Presidential announcement after the legislative session ends in May.
On Tuesday, DeSantis appeared for an interview with Nikkei Asia.
DeSantis set off a firestorm last month when Tucker Carlson read a statement from the Governor outlining his position on Ukraine.
“The Biden administration’s virtual ‘blank check’ funding of this conflict for ‘as long as it takes,’ without any defined objectives or accountability, distracts from our country’s most pressing challenges,” DeSantis wrote in his statement. “While the U.S. has many vital national interests — securing our borders, addressing the crisis of readiness within our military, achieving energy security and independence, and checking the economic, cultural, and military power of the Chinese Communist Party — becoming further entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them.”
Biden’s proxy war with Russia in Ukraine came up during the interview on Tuesday with Nikkei Asia.
DeSantis called for a “ceasefire” in the conflict.
“It’s in everybody’s interest to try to get to a place where we can have a ceasefire,” DeSantis said. “You don’t want to end up in a Verdun situation, where you just have mass casualties, mass expense and end up with a stalemate.”
DeSantis was referring to the Battle of Verdun, which was the longest battle of World War I where over 700,000 were killed or wounded.
But the Florida Governor also put European countries on notice about doing their part to support the war since it’s their region.
“The Europeans really need to do more,” DeSantis said. “I mean, this is their continent. The U.S. has provided security for them. And yes, Poland – there’s some that are doing stuff, and that should be appreciated.”
DeSantis specifically called out Germany, who he accused of “not doing anything.”
“But Germany, they’re not doing anything,” DeSantis said. “We have foreign policy elites that do things without having a concrete objective in mind.”
Donald Trump has previously made the same argument about the United States bankrolling NATO while European nations do nothing.
And now Ron DeSantis put European countries on notice about pulling their own weight.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.