Trump: ‘Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia.’

Trump: ‘Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia.’

President Donald Trump says the Soviet Union’s involvement in Afghanistan led to the regime’s collapse, but that wasn’t the only factor. The former Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to prop up Afghanistan’s then- communist government, which was battling anticommunist guerrillas. The U.S. condemned the Soviet move and eventually helped the mujahideen rebel forces. Under then-President Ronald Reagan, the U.S. provided the mujahideen with anti-aircraft missiles, among other assistance.

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  1. Daryl Leckt

    finally trump is honest about something.
    conservative republicans like to claim reagan magically defeated the soviet union.
    the truth is afghanistan led to the break up of the soviet union, not reagan.
    remember reagan was busy creating todays $21,850,000,000,000 national debt or $67,000 per american.

  2. drmabeuse

    What?? Like Poland and Solidarity and the Baltic Revolutions had nothing to do with it?? The uprisings in Eastern Europe never happened?? "Well, sorry East Germany, but we're a little short of cash right now so you're all free. Grab a chunk of the Berlin Wall for a souvenir on your way out, would you?" Like Gorbachev didn't exist? Or Yeltsin?? Like if an empire goes broke they just change their name and bring in new people and it's business as usual??

    See. Trump suffers from that lack of knowledge and imagination of most self-made men, who know only their own business and nothing else, and so try to understand everything in the world in terms of that one single thing. For Trump it's real estate, "winning," and bankruptcy. Trump knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

    If you want to know what really forced the collapse of the USSR, just search right here on YouTube for "Soviet Union Collapse." Or here: here's a 5 minute cartoon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZdijf1U7OYcartoon
    Watch it, or stay as dumb and ignorant as President Slats.

  3. raymonko

    I guess the president is flaunting his new history lesson. Wondering who in the administration told him today about Russia being part of USSR? But I am impressed.

  4. Jimmy Priest

    I would like to encourage all the truly Conservative Republican people in America to disavow this man Donald Trump he is a grave danger to our Republic.

  5. LifeSucksMan

    You ever just see something so dumb you feel actual pain, this mans is supposed to be the president for god sakes and hes just so dumb its not even funny this man has nuclear codes for shit sakes enough nukes to kill all life 10 times over and we gave this idiot the button smh….

  6. Brad K

    Istanbul was Constantinople. I mean it was Constantinople then it became Istanbul! Istanbul! Can you believe that? Many people lived in Constantinople. Many fine, fine people. Many of them Trump supporters. But then Constantinople became Istanbul. Why they changed it, some people say people just like it better that way. I don't know, we'll see. But Istanbul was Constantinople.

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