Former Secretary of State John Kerry directly rebuked the Trump administration’s ‘America First’ policy over the weekend; telling a group of college students that the United States “won’t win” if it decides to “go alone” on a host of international issues.
The senior Obama aide was speaking at New York University’s Abu Dhabi commencement ceremony Sunday when he rejected the President’s approach on Iran, immigration, and North Korea; saying America can’t simply “retreat within our borders.”
“We won’t win, any of us, ultimately, by retreating within our borders, by focusing on our own nations only, or by going it alone,” Kerry said.
“No matter how big or how many the challenges, I want you to leave here today confident about our ability to win that future,” he added. “Every single problem we face is created by human choices,” he said. “And to the best of my knowledge those problems can also be solved by human choices.”
The former Secretary of State came under fire earlier this month after he engaged in “shadow diplomacy” to help save the Iranian nuclear agreement just days before President Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the deal.
h/t The Hill
KERRY UNDER FIRE: Sarah Sanders TORCHES John Kerry for 'Shadow Diplomacy'
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called-out former Secretary of State John Kerry Monday; slamming the senior Obama aide for creating “one of the worst deals ever made.”
Sanders was speaking with reporters during her daily press briefing when she was asked to comment on Kerry’s “shadow diplomacy” regarding the failing Iranian nuclear agreement.
Sarah Sanders says John Kerry's "shadow diplomacy" doesn't affect future of Iran deal "at all" pic.twitter.com/lyt4ue4DDa
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 7, 2018
“John Kerry’s shadow diplomacy: How does that impact the deliberations?” asked one reporter.
“I don’t think it impacts it at all,” fired Back Sanders. “I think the President spoke about that pretty clearly and I don’t think that we would take advice from somebody who created what the President sees as one of the worst deals ever made.”
“I’m not sure why we would start listening to him now,” she added.
Watch Sarah Sanders call-out Kerry above.
KERRY’S MUTINY: John Kerry SABOTAGED Trump’s Middle East PEACE TALKS
Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly sabotaged President Trump’s renewed Middle East peace talks, telling Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to “stay strong” against Trump’s demands and telling the Arab leader the President would likely be removed from office within one year.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Kerry met with Palestinian Authority officials in London to discuss President Trump’s recent push to renew peace talks between Arab leaders and their Israeli counterparts.
The former Secretary of State told PA authorities to “hold on and be strong” in the face of Trump’s harsh demands, asking the officials to convey a message to Abbas saying “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President [Donald] Trump’s demands.”
“Maybe it is time for the Palestinians to define their peace principles and present a positive plan,” he added.
Kerry reportedly informed Palestinian officials that Trump would likely be impeached within his first year in office.
The former Obama aide’s continued involvement in the Middle East peace process comes as speculation swirls around Kerry’s possible bid for the Democratic nomination in 2020.