Hillary Clinton just came down hard on President Trump’s stance on both Iran and North Korea. She said that Trump is damaging America’s credibility abroad – and could provoke a nuclear-arms race in East Asia. The president’s recent threat to decertify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, “makes us look foolish and small and plays right into Iranian hands,” Clinton said last week.
“That is bad not just on the merits of this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America’s word is not good,” Clinton said while speaking in advance of Trump’s announcement Friday. In Trump’s statement, he said that he wants Congress and the other nations that negotiated the deal to toughen the requirements for Iran.
Clinton continued, “This particular president is, I think, upending the kind of trust and credibility of the United States’ position and negotiation that is imperative to maintain.”
Trump has maintained that Clinton, as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, helped negotiate a “terrible” deal with Iran. He believes getting tough on Iran is the right direction. “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Trump said Friday. “Iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal.”
Clinton also has trouble with Trump’s language toward North Korea, indicating that his verbal aggression has shaken U.S. allies. “We will now have an arms race — a nuclear arms race in East Asia,” Clinton predicted. “We will have the Japanese, who understandably are worried with missiles flying over them as the North Koreans have done, that they can’t count on America.”
The former Secretary of State stressed that a diplomatic approach was preferred and more than suggested that inflammatory rhetoric played right into Kim Jung Un’s playbook. Clinton criticized the president’s handling of present Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She tweeted: “Save your energy, Rex,” right after Tillerson suggested more negotiations.
“Diplomacy, preventing war, creating some deterrents is slow, hard-going, difficult work,” said Clinton. When she was asked if Tillerson should resign, she declined to answer. Clinton did say regarding Trump, “And you can’t have impulsive people or ideological people who basically say, ‘Well, we’re done with you.”
In an interview with Britain’s BBC on Friday, Clinton got personal about Trump. She called him a “sexual assaulter.” She commented when asked about Hollywood mogul and Democratic donor, Harvey Weinstein. She did Clinton referenced the sexual encounters of her husband, former president Bill Clinton. She said they were “clearly in the past.”
“This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, whether it’s in entertainment, politics,” Clinton said. “After all, we have someone admitting to being a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office.”
I’m pretty sure we heard her say all this during the debates and we see how far that got her. Ms. Clinton if people wanted your foreign policy they would have voted for it. In the states, you needed the votes to win those people voted for someone who wanted America to take a stand (in their opinion) and that is what they got. Ms. Clinton this is exactly statements about how you would do things are exactly why you lost the election.
What do you think about Clinton calling President Trump a “sexual assaulter?”
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