Trump Comment On Navalny

After a period of silence following the death of Alexei Navalny, a prominent Russian opposition leader, former U.S. President Donald Trump finally addressed the event. However, his comments, shared via a social media post, veered away from directly discussing Navalny’s demise or criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has faced international censure over the incident. Instead, Trump shifted focus to his own circumstances, framing them as akin to political persecution.

Trump’s response to Navalny’s death was to draw parallels between his own legal challenges and what he perceives as the political plight faced by Navalny under Putin’s regime. He articulated his reflections on the situation in a post on Truth Social saying “The sudden death of Alexei Navalny has made me more and more aware of what is happening in our Country,” and emphasized the impact of what he describes as unfair treatment by “CROOKED, Radical Left Politicians, Prosecutors, and Judges” in the United States. This comparison came shortly after he echoed sentiments from an opinion piece that likened his dynamic with President Joe Biden to Navalny’s opposition to Putin.

Alexei Navalny How Did He Die

Moscow, Russia September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo – RC2DSO9PURI6

In his statement, Trump did not explicitly mention Putin or directly address the Russian leader’s role in the circumstances leading to Navalny’s death. His commentary, instead, served as a platform to underscore his views on domestic politics, suggesting a parallel between his legal entanglements and Navalny’s activism against political corruption in Russia. Through this juxtaposition, Trump sought to highlight what he sees as similar challenges facing individuals who stand up against what they perceive as oppressive political forces, whether in the U.S. or abroad.

Alexei Navalny How Did He Die

It was reported by Russian media that Alexei Navalny died from a detached blood clot. However, an independent autopsy has not been conducted as Navalny’s body will not be returned to the family for two weeks, further fueling speculation that Alexei was poisoned again. His family has spoken out that they believe that Putins government succeeded in their poisoning this time as Alexei was previously poisoned but managed to recover in Germany. The family believes after two weeks, the poison will no longer be detectable in his system. His family also mentioned that his doctor claimed that a blood clot would have been unlikely as Alexei was in good health and didn’t show any signs or precursors to suffering from a blood clot.

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