Former Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t hold back while discussing the President’s fiery rhetoric at the 2018 NATO Summit this week; calling Trump’s remarks “disgraceful” despite saying similar comments himself back in 2016.
Kerry unloaded on the Commander-in-Chief over his “destructive” statements regarding Germany’s Nord II gas pipeline agreement with Russia, with Trump slamming the deal as dangerous to NATO.
“I think it’s very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia where — we’re supposed to be guarding against Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia,” Trump said.
My thoughts on President Trump's remarks in Brussels this morning: pic.twitter.com/x0k3k0lOkA
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) July 11, 2018
Despite his phony outrage, Kerry made similar comments at a conference in May of 2016, slamming the same pipeline as a “dangerous” deal for Eastern European nations.
Secretary Kerry underscores U.S. view that Nord Stream II would have adverse impact in Europe pic.twitter.com/JA9ElOnMX9
— EnergyAtState (@EnergyAtState) May 4, 2016
“This project has provoked a very heated debate on both sides of the Atlantic. We are convinced it would absolutely have an adverse impact on the Ukraine, Slovakia, and Eastern Europe,” said Kerry regarding the pipeline.
— Reuters UK (@ReutersUK) August 25, 2016
Watch Kerry’s comments above.
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.