Good morning, Britain became tense when presenter Rob Rinder spoke crystal clear about Vladimir Putin when he called the Russian leader “evil.”
The 43-year-old TV judge joined his girlfriend Susanna Reid in the ITV breakfast program – with the Russian invasion of Ukraine dominating the news on Wednesday (March 2nd).
The viewers’ report on the current situation in Ukraine turned out to be emotional for the couple, as Susanna explained that children suffering from cancer should be stopped from treatment so that they can escape to safety.
Featuring a picture of a little boy undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia, she added that he is now being treated by doctors in Ireland.
Speaking about Putin’s brutality, Rob told Susanna: “I don’t like the word evil, it’s a nuance, but if the cap fits.”
Earlier in the program, two journalists compared Putin to Adolf Hilter.
Rob demanded, “It’s not just tragic, it’s a violation of international law.
“You talked about the surrender and siege of civilians, a direct attack on women and children, about waging an aggressive war.”
He added: “You certainly remember your story, this is what the Germans who invaded World War II were accused of at the Nuremberg Trials.
“It’s clear it’s definitely happened and again the use of cluster bombs against civilian women and children. It’s hard to come up with a more egregious act.”
It was his co-star Susan who mentioned the comparison between Putin and Hitler, as well as Rob’s personal story, which is included in what happened in World War II.
In response, a judge from a large Jewish family told his partner, “We need to be careful that when we use such parallels, they are right.
“One of the big problems here is that people are picking up the stone of Nazism, especially Putin, and using it as a pretext for invasion.
“Let’s remember that the president of Ukraine is a Jew and his family is a Jew. From the point of view of a nation that seeks dominance, seeks territory, it has so many distinctive features of history, and what happens when we forget history, – this is what we are, of course, doomed to repeat.
“I think now is the time to get up,” Rob explained.
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