"With his mafioso expression, he said about Putin, "He’s not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He’s not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want."
"Well, he’s already there, isn’t he?" Stephanopoulos countered. Putin took Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
Without missing a beat, Trump tried to cover up. "OK — well, he’s there in a certain way. But I’m not there. You have Obama there. And frankly, that whole part of the world is a mess under Obama with all the strength that you’re talking about and all of the power of NATO and all of this. In the meantime, he’s going away. He takes Crimea."