Donald Trump has continued to bash US President Joe Biden amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Saturday evening, Trump described Russian leader Vladimir Putin as "smart", while taking another verbal shot as Biden.
As reported by CNN, Trump said: "The problem is not that Putin is smart, which, of course, he’s smart.
"The problem is that our leaders are dumb… and so far, allowed him to get away with this travesty and assault on humanity."
Trump added: "Putin is playing [Joe] Biden like a drum and it’s not a pretty thing to watch."
And speaking of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump praised the leader's defiance, saying: "He’s a brave man, he’s hanging in."
Donald Trump's criticism against Joe Biden comes after the former POTUS was quick to slam the current president shortly after Putin announced his "special military operation" against Ukraine on Thursday.
Speaking Fox News via telephone on Thursday, Trump said: "As an American, I'm angry about it and saddened by it."
He added that Putin's plan would never have occurred if he was in the White House, saying: "The whole thing should never have happened and it would never have happened during my administration."
Failing to elaborate on this comment, Trump added: "It didn’t for a very good reason and I’ll explain that to you someday."Check out Trump's comments below:
Trump also suggested that Putin saw the opportunity to invade Ukraine after witnessing President Biden's withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
He said: "I think that it's a terrible thing. The way it started -- I really don't believe he wanted to do this initially, I think he wanted to do something and negotiate and it just got worse and worse.
"And then he saw the weakness -- and do you know when it really started? I think with the weakness in Afghanistan, the way [the Biden Administration] pulled out of Afghanistan. I really believe that's where [Putin] started thinking, you know, he could do this."
Trump's recent comment come as unrest has continued throughout the night in Ukraine, per CNN.
The outlet reports that there has been heavy gunfire throughout the western district of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Saturday evening, resulting in the death of a six-year-old boy.
Additionally, a woman was killed after a residential building in the eastern city of Kharkiv was hit by "enemy artillery, Ukraine's state emergency service reported.
Early Sunday morning, two large explosions were seen roughly 18 miles south of Kyiv.