President Trump unloaded on former Secretary of State John Kerry this week after the senior Obama official admitted to meeting Iranian officials “three or four times” in recent months.
The Commander-in-Chief ripped Kerry’s “illegal meetings” with the “hostile Iranian regime” on social media, saying the former diplomat was aiming to “undercut our great work” in cracking down on the Islamic Republic.
“John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!” tweeted Trump.
John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
Kerry defended his actions during a recent interview, saying “all former Secretaries of State” maintain relationships with other world leaders.
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 UNDER FIRE: Trump Admin SLAMS ‘SHAMEFUL’ John Kerry over ‘Shadow Diplomacy’
Former Secretary of State John Kerry found himself in hot water this week after he publicly admitted to having high-level meetings with Iranian officials after leaving office; prompting the Trump administration to slam his “shameful” shadow diplomacy.
Kerry was speaking with radio host Hugh Hewitt Wednesday when he claimed he’s met with his Iranian counterparts at least “three or four times” in recent months, with one White House official blasting the talks as “shameful.”
“John Kerry is out giving advice to Iran about how to maneuver around what Donald Trump is doing, it’s insidious,” said former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. “I don’t know if it’s legal or illegal, I don’t care about that side of it. It’s wrong.”
I assume MSM & Dems who got vapors & cried “Logan Act!” when 46 senators & I released letter defending Senate’s treaty power will accuse @JohnKerry of Logan Act violation.
Kidding re Logan Act, a stupid, dead-letter law. Not kidding re hypocrisy. https://t.co/4Y41Mck6RO
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) September 12, 2018
Kerry denied the conversations were inappropriate hours later, saying “Every secretary of state, former secretary of state continues to meet with foreign leaders, goes to security conferences, goes around the world.”
“We all do that. And we all have conversations (about) the state of affairs with the world in order to understand them,” he added.