Romney said Tuesday that "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell, managing editor, couldn't really see what's happening in Vladimir Putin's mind right now. "The large table with him at one end of it is like Dr. Strangelove." Strangelove."
"He doesn't seem to be listening, apparently, people with opposing points of view." Romney said that it was unclear if that suggests a mental imbalance, or if it's simply a recognition of the dictatorship and his intent to conquer.
Romney responded that he couldn't predict what kind of illogical actions Putin might do.
Romney stated that "His invasion in Ukraine doesn't make sense." "I believe that long-term, you will see that this was a very poor decision by him. It's possible that something could happen. It's likely, however, that we will be focusing on our country and listening to what President Biden has said about how we are going to rethink our commitments and priorities in this country.
Senator from Utah said that the U.S. should be worried about Putin's actions, particularly since Russia has nuclear arms, but he didn't believe Putin would use them in his war on Ukraine.
"Well, people are always worried, and I am one of them," he said. He was concerned about whether Vladimir Putin would use tactical nuclear weapons if he was in a corner with conventional weapons. He said that it was unlikely that he would go in that direction during the current conflict. "But we must always recognize that Vladimir Putin has over 1000 nuclear weapons aimed towards the United States of America. To consider him a friend or someone with whom we can do business is to ignore the fact that Putin is an enemy.