after his heavy sentence, Donald Trump compares himself… to Alexeï Navalny, who died in jail | EUROtoday

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Tall the time extra. Donald Trump spoke on the demise of Alexeï Navalny, primary opponent of Vladimir Putin, by equating his issues with American justice to political persecution. Sentenced Friday to a $355 million superb for committing monetary fraud, the American presidential candidate in contrast his remedy to that of the Russian dissident.

“It’s a form of Navalny. “It’s a form of communism or fascism,” he stated throughout a public assembly in South Carolina on Tuesday, February 20. Claiming that the decide who convicted him is “a weirdo,” the previous president added that: “This guy decided I was guilty before the trial started. » The opportunity for Donald Trump to greet Alexeï Navalny as a “very courageous man”, who “probably would have done better to stay away and speak from outside the country”, as a substitute of voluntarily returning to Russia. Without having a phrase about Vladimir Putin.

“A communist country”

“This is also happening in our country,” he warned. “We are becoming a communist country in many ways. I have eight or nine trials under my belt because of the fact that […] I’m in politics,” he stated. On Monday, he broke his silence on his Truth Social community to denounce the “rogue judges of the radical left”. Donald Trump was cautious to not push the comparability too far, recalling that Navalny had had “repeated problems with Russian law” for fraud.

Comments which come after the preliminary controversy brought on by the silence of the Republican within the face of the demise of Alexeï Navalny, who died Friday in a Russian jail in opaque circumstances. His demise brought on a wave of indignation in Western international locations and American President Joe Biden judged on Friday that Vladimir Putin was accountable. Donald Trump blasted this assertion: “He criticized an authoritarian dictator whereas his administration does the identical factor […] to his political opponent Donald Trump. »