A transcript from a recent deposition involving former President Donald Trump provides some insights into his mindset and priorities during his time in the White House. As the civil case against him and his organization by the state of New York for alleged fraud unfolds, Trump’s words seem to reflect a leader deeply committed to global peace.
When questioned about his involvement in the Trump Organization and its operations, the former president responded with an unexpected but critical observation. Trump stated that his genuine concern, once his 2015 campaign was in full swing, wasn’t the company’s day-to-day operations, but matters of international significance.
“As you probably know, there were a lot of things that were happening in the world,” Trump noted. He expressed his dedication to resolving tensions with North Korea, a nation that seemed on the brink of conflict. He also highlighted the need to address trade imbalances with China and ensure Russia did not advance into Ukraine. According to him, these global challenges demanded his utmost attention, more than his business endeavors.
In a candid revelation, Trump voiced his belief that without his efforts, there might have been a “nuclear holocaust.” He conveyed with conviction, “I think you would have a nuclear war if I weren’t elected. And I think you might have a nuclear war now if you want to know the truth.”
However, the prosecutor’s response to Trump’s assertion was arguably dismissive, as he chose not to delve into the subject further, instead focusing on the deposition’s core subject. While the conversation did have its contentious moments – as exchanges between attorneys often do – Trump’s message was clear: he perceived his primary duty as president to be safeguarding millions of lives from potential global conflict.
Regardless of one’s political affiliations or sentiments towards the former president, the testimony sheds light on Trump’s perceived responsibilities while in office. As the case continues to unravel, with a potential trial looming in October, it remains to be seen how this perspective will influence public perception and the court’s decisions. But one thing’s for certain: in Trump’s view, the role of Commander-in-Chief was more about ensuring global peace than managing his business empire.