Will Biden accomplish anything real during trip to Europe?

Newt Gingrich
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Newt Gingrich

Former House Speaker; Chairman of Gingrich 360
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As President Biden heads to Europe to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, let’s not get distracted by the pomp and circumstance of his travels. Rather, I urge you pay close attention to whether anything real happens.

It’s a tendency in these meetings for all these guys to get together, sing Kumbaya, decide that they like each other, have a nice dinner, issue a statement which has no meaning, and go home congratulating themselves ’cause they actually got together. 

We’re in the middle of a real warAnd as Viktor Pinchuk said, leading businessman in Ukraine, time is life in what’s going on. 

You have Ukrainians getting killed every single day, and we need real action, develop giving real weapons, real training, real opportunity for the Ukrainians to defend themselves and defeat the Russians. 

And I think it’s possible to do it, but it’ll be very interesting to see what, if anything, the meetings in Brussels and again, the meeting in Warsaw produces other than we’re gonna provide money to take care of refugees, which is not what Ukrainians ultimately want.

They want to not be refugees. They want to go home to a free Ukraine. They want to live in peace. They want to have their towns rebuilt.

I hope Biden and other world leaders consider the equivalent of a Marshall Plan, which would bring allies together to help Ukraine rebuild.

And I think there’s a possibility that that could be put together. And if that was announced, it would be a big deal. 

So I’m gonna be watching, and I hope you will too, ’cause this is a moment of real history where we’re trying to cope with a very aggressive war criminal as even President Biden has admitted that Putin now is in the ranks of being a war criminal

And it’s very important that the civilized world unify in order to try to protect the weak, the innocent, and the patriotic from somebody who would launch an invasion with zero good reason.

As you watch president Biden in Brussels and in Poland, it’s very important that you pay attention to whether or not anything real happens. 

It’s a tendency in these meetings for all these guys to get together, sing Kumbaya, decide that they like each other, have a nice dinner, issue a statement, which has no meaning, and go home congratulating themselves cause they actually got together. 

We’re in the middle of a real war. And as Viktor Pinchuk said, leading businessman in Ukraine, time is life in what’s going on. 

You have Ukrainians getting killed every single day, and we need real action, develop giving real weapons, real training, real opportunity for the Ukrainians to defend themselves and defeat the Russians. 

And I think it’s possible to do it, but it’ll be very interesting to see what, if anything, the meetings in Brussels and again, the meeting in Warsaw produces other than we’re gonna provide money to take care of refugees, which is not what Ukrainians ultimately want.

They want to not be refugees. They want to go home to a free Ukraine. They want to live in peace. They want to have their towns rebuilt.

So one of the things I hope they’ll look at is the equivalent of a Marshall Plan where we would literally all of the allies around the world would help Ukraine rebuild, not help the Russians, but help Ukraine rebuild. 

And I think there’s a possibility that that could be put together. And if that was announced, it would be a big deal. 

So I’m gonna be watching, and I hope you will too, cuz this is a moment of real history where we’re trying to cope with a very aggressive war criminal as even President Biden has admitted that Putin now is in the ranks of being a war criminal. 

And it’s very important that the civilized world unify in order to try to protect the weak, the innocent, and the patriotic from somebody who would launch an invasion with zero good reason.


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