CHARLIE KIRK (HOST): Now we've been very clear, Putin is not a good person. In fact, some of you don't like it when I say that. You've emailed me, firstname.lastname@example.org, defending Putin. I'm not going to do that, it's not true. He's not a good person. He's a gangster. He's a thug.
He also could be a very helpful thug against the CCP. He's not a thug we should be fighting. He's a thug that we should be neutral with and possible even a soft ally with in the broader global picture.
I don't think Putin is necessarily rational in every decision but he has shown and demonstrated some extraordinary restraint and the media loses their mind when I say this. We bombed their pipeline. Do you want me to prove to you that Putin is restrained?
Do you want me to prove to you that Putin does not war – want war against the West? Joe Biden called Vladimir Putin before he took a train to Kyiv. If you really thought Vladimir Putin was a madman and you really thought that he was Adolf Hitler, would you take a train to Kyiv and give him a heads up that you were going there?
No, the West and Washington D.C. know that he is not Hitler but they use that as a reason to try to justify your support of this proxy war.