Former US president Donald Trump, while speaking at a recent event, said that he is the only 2024 Presidential candidate that can prevent World War III and save America.
Trump made the remark while speaking at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, on Monday, where he further said that he believed a World War III is upcoming and there had never been "a more dangerous time" for the world, said a report by Newsweek.
He said, "Standing before you today, I am the only candidate who can make this promise: I will prevent World War III."
Accusing the Democrats, Trump said that the current government has driven "Russia into the arms of China" and would lead the country into a nuclear world.
The former US president said if he emerges victorious in 2024, the Russia-Ukraine will be settled within 24 hours, "if it's not done before then", adding that he shares a great relation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the latter would listen to him.
At the same time, Trump is trying to project supreme confidence. He downplayed his political challenge ahead of his speech while talking to reporters when asked how aggressively he’d need to work to win the state in 2024.
“I wouldn’t think I’d have to be really too aggressive,” Trump said. “We’ve done a good job for the farmers. No president has ever done more for the farmers than I have.”
In the early phase of the 2024 campaign, Trump remains in a dominant position. But he faces notable challenges, including growing interest in the expected candidacy of DeSantis, who made his debut swing through Iowa last week.
Early polls show Trump remains widely popular among Iowa Republicans, though views of the former president have slipped somewhat since he left the White House.