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Ukrainian-born New York GOP Rep. meets with Donald Trump

A Ukrainian-born republican city legislator who recently has called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “terrorist”. met with former President Donald Trump, she revealed on Sunday.

City Councilor Inna Wernikow, one by five GOP members of the bodyShe posted a picture of herself with the former supreme commander and said he had expressed his “solidarity” with Ukrainians in the middle of the country ongoing war with Russia.

“I am grateful to have met President Trump. He commended me for flipping my seat from Democrat to Republican and we spoke about the need to bring our beloved NYC back. Vernikov (R-Southern Brooklyn) tweeted with a picture of himself and Trump giving a thumbs up.

“He expressed his solidarity with the people of Ukraine and sent prayers and love for my constituents from Ukraine.

Vernikov – a 37-year-old who describes herself as a “Ukrainian-born American Jew” – also praised Trump’s foreign policy positions.

“I thank him for everything he has done for our country and for the peace he has brought to the Middle East the Abraham Accords and from Exit from the disastrous Iran dealsaid lawmakers on Twitter Sunday afternoon. “I look forward to another relationship with the unprecedented 45th President of the United States.”

It is unclear when and where the picture was taken.

Vernikov speaking at the 2022 NY GOP Convention on March 1, 2022 in Garden City, New York.
Vernikov speaking at the 2022 NY GOP Convention on March 1, 2022 in Garden City, New York.
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Vernikov — who grew up in Chernovitz under Soviet rule and immigrated to the United States when she was 12 — thrashed Putin during the war New York State GOP CongressHe said he had “lost his mind” and wanted to “destroy democracy”.

“What a dark, dark moment in our history. The people of Ukraine are suffering at the hands of a terrorist. And having grown up in the region, I know that President Putin was always a bully, but now he’s officially lost his mind,” an emotional Vernikov said March 1 in Garden City, Long Island.

“I think this is all about more power. I think he wants to destroy democracy. And I think he wants to bring back the Soviet Union.”

During her address, Vernikov also said her success in the 2021 City Council contest for the Brooklyn seat, formerly held by Democrat Chaim Deutsch, should encourage Republicans in the deep blue Empire State.

Vernikov called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "terrorist" who wants "destroy democracy."
Vernikov called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “terrorist” who wanted to “destroy democracy”.
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“My victory should send a very loud and clear message to Republicans across the state: As President Barack Obama used to say, yes we can,” she said earlier this month. “We can and we will win.”

Vernikov, from Brighton Beach, is Part of a historically large faction of Republican City Council members who want to create a counterbalance to the overwhelming democratic 51-strong body.

“There are now five Republicans on the council who will be the vote against the progressive wing of the Democratic Party,” Vernikov said said The Post in January.

Trump, meanwhile, is the overwhelming favorite for them GOP nomination in the 2024 presidential electionshould he decide to run according to the results of a straw poll announced last month.

When the former Supreme Commander throws his hat in the ring, former Vice President Mike Pence will probably won’t be his running matedeclared Trump last week.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/20/ukrainian-born-nyc-gop-lawmaker-meets-with-donald-trump/ Ukrainian-born New York GOP Rep. meets with Donald Trump

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