President Donald Trump was slammed on MSNBC by a former four-star Army general for his foreign policy blunders.
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace interviewed Barry McCaffrey on “Deadline: White House” on Tuesday.
“This picture of constant gyrations around the deliberations around Iran seems to be fulfilling the old expression, ‘when America sneezes, the world catches a cold,'” Wallace noted.
“Nicolle, I’ve followed these foreign policy and national security policy issues for the better part of fifty years, you almost have to be at a loss for words for what’s going on,” McCaffrey replied.
“Probably the biggest problem is we have no structure in government left,” he explained. “The Pentagon and Homeland Security office, the White House, except for Ivanka [Trump] and Jared [Kushner] and [John] Bolton, it’s hard to know whose voice is being listened to, with an impulsive, badly-educated president tweeting out U.S. foreign policy,” he explained.
“The second problem is we lost most of our allies,” he continued. “They have no idea what we’re doing, they get publicly insulted. Even people like the Saudis and the gulf coast states and the president said in a Time magazine interview, look, we’re not worried about oil. He sort of hung out to dry, the Japanese, the gulf coast states, Europeans, who do worry about oil.”
“There’s no coherence what we’re doing, we’re operating on a whim,” McCaffrey said.
Donald Trump whines ‘it’s not fair I’m being impeached’
President Donald Trump said Friday that he was fine with a "longer" impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate because he wanted to call his own witnesses to appear, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's resistance.
Yet, when he returned to Twitter Friday night, Trump lamented that it wasn't fair he was being impeached.
"It’s not fair that I’m being Impeached when I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong! The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have become the Party of Hate. They are so bad for our Country!" he tweeted.
It’s hard to argue Trump was innocent when Rudy Giuliani is in Ukraine to keep it going: Former US Attorney
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara explained Friday that it's difficult for President Donald Trump to claim he is innocent of attempting to bribe Ukraine when his own lawyer just returned from trying to dig up more dirt on the son of his opponent.
"Isn't this what got the president in trouble in the first place?" CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Bharara.
"Yes, it actually is," Bharara said simply. "I don't know exactly what's going on here. I think Rudy Giuliani wants to be close to the president and help the president and argue on behalf of the president. There are a lot of implications that Rudy Giuliani is doing going on forays back to Ukraine, which some people would call the scene of the crime. It causes more scrutiny to be brought upon him. We've seen reported he's under investigation himself, and I think it raises eyebrows in the political sphere. But I think something important about it relates to impeachment."
‘Moscow Mitch’ blunder means Donald Trump can never be vindicated: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe
Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for violating a legal principle that has existed for over 1,000 -- and his move means that President Donald Trump can never be vindicated during impeachment.
Tribe, who has taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years and argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court, has been advising Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats during the impeachment inquiry. He was interviewed on Friday by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber.
Tribe said, "what it looks like is that the majority leader is going to conduct this trial as though he's a member of the defense team," Tribe said. "You know, it's an ancient principle, centuries-old -- actually over a millennium old -- that you can't be a judge on your own case and effectively, to allow Donald Trump to call the shots, violates that principle."