Trump Jr. hammers Zelensky

The former US president’s son has repeatedly condemned the Biden administration for sending cash to Kiev

Donald Trump Jr. has known as out Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky for his latest crackdown on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. A vocal critic of the Biden administration’s Ukraine coverage, Trump Jr. jokingly recommended that the federal government “send him another $100 billion with no accountability.”

“Zelensky is banning the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” Trump Jr. tweeted on Friday. “His government has also been raiding Ukrainian Orthodox churches and arresting priests. (Prob why he’s a [Democrat] superstar).”

“He’s all about freedom guys,” Trump Jr. jeered. “Let’s send him another $100,000,000,000.00 with no accountability.”

Zelensky introduced on Thursday that Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council had instructed the Ukrainian authorities to ban Moscow-affiliated spiritual organizations. This ban will primarily goal the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the nation’s largest spiritual group, which is linked to the Moscow Patriarchate.

Ukraine’s home safety company, the SBU, raided not less than eight spiritual websites on Friday. Zelensky mentioned that plenty of spiritual officers can be personally sanctioned, whereas the federal government would think about seizing the property of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kiev, after the SBU arrested plenty of clergymen there and charged them with “glorifying Russia.”

US President Joe Biden has described Zelensky as preventing “for the essential democratic principles that unite all free people,” together with “the freedom to worship as one chooses.”

The Biden administration has allotted $68 billion in navy and financial assist to Ukraine since February, with the White House asking Congress final month for a further $38 billion. Should Congress oblige, the US could have appropriated greater than $100 billion of taxpayer cash for Kiev in lower than a 12 months.

With the exception of a few of former President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters on Capitol Hill, Republicans have overwhelmingly backed successive multibillion-dollar assist packages. Like his father, Trump Jr. has insisted that this cash can be higher spent at home than on propping up Zelensky’s regime.

“A small fraction… of your tax dollars sent to Ukraine could have completed Trump’s Border Wall solving a humanitarian crisis, a sex trafficking crisis, a drug trafficking crisis, [and] a human trafficking crisis but DC pols had no interest in fixing that!” he complained in July.

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