Vladimir Putin ally says Americans must vote for Donald Trump or face nuclear war: 'If they vote for Hillary its war'
An ultra-nationalist Putin-ally says Americans must vote for Donald Trump this November — since voting for Hillary Clinton would set off “Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere.”
Vladimir Zhirinovsky asserted Trump is the only candidate who could soothe relations between Moscow and Washington, spurring further suspicion about what financial ties the billionaire mogul might have in the eastern superpower.
“Relations between Russia and the United States can’t get any worse,” Zhirinovsky told Reuters during an interview in Moscow. “Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realize that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it’s war. It will be a short movie.”
The boisterous lawmaker — who regularly lauds Trump for praising Putin over President Obama — did not expand on his fear-mongering claims.
Zhirinovsky, like Trump, is notorious for making outrageous — and oftentimes misogynistic — statements to the media. He is also a faithful supporter of President Putin, whom Washington officials have recently been clashing with over deep-seated disagreements regarding the worsening situations in Syria and Ukraine.
The relationship between Moscow and Washington has further soured in light of the White House last week claiming recent cyber-attacks against the Democratic Party could only have been authorized by “Russia’s senior-most officials.”
Zhirinovsky meanwhile believes the U.S. is overly involved in international conflicts — a problem he said Trump would amend if elected.
“He won’t care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why on earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine?” he said.
Hillary Clinton, Zhirinovsky said, is not fit for the presidency since she’s a woman.
“Most Americans should choose Trump because men have been leading for millions of year,” he said. “You can’t take the risk of having one of the richest, most powerful countries led by a women president…If Hillary Clinton wins it will be the last U.S. president ever.”
When asked about a recently revealed 2005 hot mic recording catching Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women, Zhirinovsky — like Trump — waved off the comments as masculine horseplay.
“Men all round the world sometimes say such things that are just for their comrades,” he said. “We must only consider his business qualities.”