Since attending a fundraiser in Mar-a-Lago with Donald Trump, where Trump called Putin “smart,” Ted Budd has refused to stand up to the former president. Yesterday, he doubled down, telling CBS17 that Putin is a “very intelligent actor.”
“Ted Budd’s blind loyalty to Donald Trump is reaching new lows – even for him. While the brave people of Ukraine fight for their country and democracy, Budd is publicly praising Putin. After putting Florida fundraisers ahead of this weekend’s debate, it’s clear: Ted Budd is too weak to stand up to Trump and too chicken to show up for North Carolinians,” said NCDP spokesperson Kate Frauenfelder.