March 1, 2022/Media, Press Releases

For Immediate Release: Do MA Republicans Agree with Trump that Putin is ‘Smart,’ ‘Savvy’ and a ‘Genius’?

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Allison Mitchell

Do Massachusetts Republicans Agree with Trump that Putin is ‘Smart,’ ‘Savvy’ and a ‘Genius’?

The Republican Party’s leader spent the last week shamelessly praising Vladimir Putin as the Russian military indiscriminately bombs Ukrainian civilians. Republicans across the country are dodging questions about Donald Trump’s praise, concerned with passing his far-right litmus test even as the Ukrainian people bravely fight back against Putin’s invasion.

As Republican statewide candidates duke it out for their party’s nomination, they should answer for their leader’s reckless adoration of an authoritarian.

Geoff Diehl, Chris Doughty, Kate Campanale, and Jay McMahon have to answer a few questions:

Do you agree with Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin as “savvy,” a “genius,” and “smart?” Do you condemn his praise? Would you still support him if he runs for the GOP nomination in 2024?