Insiders say that Russian despot Vladimir Putin is desperately hoping a change of power in the White House could lead to the US pulling support for the war in UkraineRussian President Vladimir Putin is pinning his hopes on a Trump election victory next year followed by the US lowering support for Ukraine , western officials believe. The Kremlin believes that if Donald Trump regains the White House he could dump US backing for Kyiv and weaken resolve against Russia ’s invasion. I think if you’re Putin you are basically gambling that Donald Trump wins the next election. Trump was spotted heading to Trump Tower after spending the day at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey on Monday, September 4, where he had welcomed members of the Bikers for Trump group. Taking to his Truth Social platform, he said: "A very large group of 'Bikers for Trump' just left Bedminster.