Has Presdient Trump Helped Ukraine?

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Byron York, Washington Examiner: Testimony: How Trump helped Ukraine

One notable and little-reported conclusion emerging from the House Democratic impeachment proceedings is a consensus among some foreign policy professionals that President Trump’s Ukraine policy has been an improvement over President Barack Obama’s.

Ukraine was an occasionally hot issue in the 2016 campaign for all the wrong reasons. At the Republican convention, a false headline in the Washington Post, “Trump campaign guts GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine,” gave birth to a false narrative that candidate Trump, desperate to appease Vladimir Putin, would undermine U.S. support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.


WNU Editor: I know among my friends, family, and contacts in Ukraine, they all share the same opinion that President Trump has aided Ukraine more than anyone else. They also have trouble understanding the U.S. media and Democrat political narrative that President Trump is a risk to U.S. national security when it comes to Ukraine. I say this because from their point of view President Trump has been far more generous in aid than his predecessor President Obama. My answer to all of this is always the same. Welcome to U.S. politics.

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