Trump pleads for Biden to make Russia-Ukraine deal, offers to help negotiate
Former President Trump said negotiations are needed immediately and the "entire world is at stake."
Former President Trump on Wednesday offered to help negotiate a deal to end Russia's now 7-month-old war on Ukraine, following reports of a major natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe appearing to have been sabotaged.
"Be strategic, be smart (brilliant!), get a negotiated deal done NOW," Trump posted on his social media platform Truth Social. "Both sides need and want it. The entire World is at stake. I will head up group???"
Trump also posted: "U.S. 'Leadership' should remain 'cool, calm, and dry' on the SABOTAGE of the Nord Stream Pipelines. The Russia/Ukraine catastrophe should NEVER have happened, and would definitely not have happened if I were President."
About 15 minutes before offering to lead negotiations, Trump wrote on Truth Social that the apparent sabotage of the pipelines "could lead to a major escalation" in the Russia-Ukraine conflict or even to a larger "war."
Russia shut off natural gas to Europe indefinitely earlier this month due to what it said were "mechanical problems" with the Nord Stream pipelines, a set of two gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.
The pipeline problems come as Russia is escalating its invasion of Ukraine with a "partial" military mobilization and draft.