Former Secretary of State John Kerry said President Trump's derisive comments about former Vice President Joe Biden "show fear" and that the president lobs such provocative remarks as a "diversion" to pivot from important topics like Russia. Kerry made the comments in an interview with "Face the Nation" after what he described as Mr. Trump's "disgraceful" and "dangerous" press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. Mr. Trump has extended an invitation to Putin to meet again in Washington this fall. John Kerry defends Obama administration's warnings about Russian meddling Transcript: John Kerry on "Face the Nation," July 22, 2018 In an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor earlier this week, Mr. Trump said former President Barack Obama took Biden out of the "garbage heap," and said he dreams of running against Biden in 2020. Kerry called the comments "outrageous" and "so personal," but said the … [Read more...] about John Kerry says Trump deriding Joe Biden “shows fear”
In an interview Thursday with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan, former Secretary of State John Kerry excoriated President Trump, slamming his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin as "one of the most disgraceful, remarkable moments of kowtowing to a foreign leader by an American president that anyone has ever witnessed." "It wasn't just that it was a kind of surrender. This is dangerous. The president stood there and did not defend our country. He stood there and did not defend the truth," he told Brennan. Kerry, who served as secretary of state in the Obama administration, joins a bipartisan firestorm of criticism that has dogged President Trump this week, after comments that appeared to contradict the intelligence community's assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. The president later walked back his remarks in Helsinki, claiming he misspoke and insisting "nobody has been tougher on Russia than Donald Trump." And in an interview Wednesday … [Read more...] about John Kerry says Trump-Putin Helsinki news conference was “disgraceful” and “dangerous”
The 2018 edition of the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston will have an eclectic cast of speakers. Organizers announced the first round of headline speakers for the fifth annual event Wednesday. Among the most notable names are rapper Cardi B; John Kerry, the former U.S. secretary of state and 2004 presidential candidate; AOL co-founder Steve Case; Anthony Scaramucci, the former hedge financier who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s colorful spokesman; and Chris Wylie, the former researcher and whistleblower at Cambridge Analytica. Of course, of those five speakers, only Cardi B, 25, and Wylie, 29, are actually “under 30.” Kerry, the 74-year-old former Massachusetts senator, not so much. (Fun fact: According to federal filings, Scaramucci once donated $2,000 to Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.) The summit will take place at venues across Boston from September 30 to October 3 and will include “more than 200 world-class speakers” from the … [Read more...] about What do Cardi B, John Kerry, and ‘The Mooch’ all have in common?
Former Secretary of State John Kerry issued a scathing statement about what he called a “disgraceful,” “disgusting” and downright “strange” appearance by President Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels. see also Trump blasts Germany at NATO summit: 'Totally controlled' by Russia President Trump came out swinging at the NATO summit on... “I’ve never seen a President say anything as strange and counterproductive as President Trump’s harangue against NATO and Germany,” Kerry wrote in a statement on Wednesday. “It was disgraceful, destructive, and flies in the face of the actual interests of the United States.” Kerry questioned why Trump was rebuking our allies publicly while turning Russia, “who has been attacking America’s democracy, into his fawned-over ally.” Trump, who has publicly praised Russian president Vladimir Putin, brashly criticized his NATO allies for not spending enough … [Read more...] about John Kerry rips Trump’s ‘disgraceful’ NATO speech
John Kerry says he’s never seen a president say “anything as strange or counterproductive” as President Donald Trump’s latest comments at the NATO summit in Brussels. In an antagonistic opening salvo during a breakfast Wednesday morning with NATO leaders, Trump said that Germany was “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia,” due to a pipeline project that would supply the European country with Russian gas. ‘‘I have to say, 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,’’ Trump said, referring to the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline. ‘‘We’re supposed to protect you against Russia but they’re paying billions of dollars to Russia and I think that’s very inappropriate.’’ He also once again called for other NATO countries to “immediately” increase their own … [Read more...] about John Kerry has a lot of thoughts on Donald Trump’s combative NATO comments