Trump praises Putin as ‘genius’ and ‘very savvy’ for invading Ukraine

  • Former U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin give a joint news conference in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. (Mikhail Metzel/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)

Former President Trump Tuesday praised Russian strongman Vladimir Putin as a “genius” for invading portions of Ukraine — and blasted President Biden for weakness.