Christie: US should keep leading Ukraine aid
Should the United States be doing more or less in its support for Ukraine? It depends on who you ask.
There is a growing rift within the Republican Party over how much the United States should be assisting Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s invasion. At town hall discussion on CNN May 10, former president Donald Trump refused to commit to sending more aid to the country if he wins the White House, reflecting the growing anti-war sentiment from the MAGA wing of the party.
Former NJ governor and rumored GOP candidate, Chris Christie, strongly disagrees. Christie says the US should have done more from the beginning of the war, and argued on GZERO World that the America should remain a global leader in providing military equipment to Kyiv.
Not only is it good for Ukraine, he says, but it’s also an important part of the US’s efforts to counter China’s growing influence.
“In the end, we are in a proxy war right now with China, whether we like it or not, and their support of Russia in Ukraine is proof of that” Christie tells Ian Bremmer. “We have to make sure we send a very clear message, not only to the Chinese, but to our own allies that America’s not going to be a cut and run country.”
Watch this episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer on US public television, airing nationwide. Check local listings.
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