Carly Fiorina said she would not talk to Vladimir Putin because “the only way he will stop is to sense strength and resolve on the other side.”
Fiorina, appearing on the main stage during the GOP debate on CNN Wednesday, suggested that America should rebuild our missile defense program in Poland, rebuild the Sixth Fleet, give intelligence to the Egyptians, give the Jordanians bombs, and arm the Kurds.
Carly Fiorina: Having met Vladimir Putin, I wouldn’t talk to him at all. We’ve talked way too much to him. What I would do immediately, I would begin rebuilding the Sixth Fleet, I would begin rebuilding the missile defense program in Poland, I would also conduct military exercises in the Baltic states, I’d probably send a few thousand more troops to Germany. Vladimir Putin would get the message. By the way, the reason it is so critically important we that everyone of us know the General Soleimani’s name is because Russia is in Syria right now, because the head of the Quds Force traveled to Russia and talked to Vladimir Putin into aligning themselves with Iran and Syria to prop up Bashar al-Assad. Russia is a bad actor but Vladimir Putin is someone we should not talk to because the only way he will stop is to sense strength and resolve on the other side and we have all of that within our control. We could rebuild the Sixth Fleet. I will. We haven’t. We could rebuild the missile defense program. We haven’t, I will. We could to Senator Rubio’s point, give the Egyptians what they asked for, which is intelligence, we could give the Jordanians what they’ve asked for bombs and material. We have not supplied it, I will. We could arm the Kurds; they have been asking for this for three years. This is in our control.