Appearing yesterday on ABC's "This Week," Trump insisted to George Stephanopoulos that if he were president, Russia's president Vladimir Putin would not send troops into Ukraine:
He’s not going into Ukraine, O.K., just so you understand. He’s not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want.
“Well, he’s already there, isn’t he?” Mr. Stephanopoulos pointed out.
O.K., well, he’s there in a certain way. But I’m not there. You have Obama there. And frankly, that whole part of the world is a mess under Obama with all the strength that you’re talking about and all of the power of NATO and all of this. In the meantime, he’s going away. He take — takes Crimea.