Former President Donald Trump would not say if he believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a war criminal in the context of Russia's war in Ukraine.
Trump said that is something that "should be discussed later."
"If you say he's a war criminal it's going to be a lot tougher to make a deal to get this thing stopped," he said. "If he's going to be a war criminal, people are going to grab him and execute him, he's going to fight a lot harder than he's fighting under the other circumstance. That's something to be discussed at a later day.”
The former president also said he thinks that "Putin made a mistake."
When asked to elaborate, Trump said, "His mistake was going in. He would have never gone in if I was president," referring to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.