US President Trump insulted Susan Rice as she appeared in an interview with Real Time with Bill Maher. Susan Rice criticized Trump’s Syria policy on the show egged on by host Bill Maher.
President Donald Trump called her a “disaster to President Obama as National Security Adviser” and singled out the Obama administration’s “red line” in Syria as a failure.
“Susan Rice, who was a disaster to President Obama as National Security Advisor, is now telling us her opinion on what to do in Syria. Remember RED LINE IN THE SAND? That was Obama. Millions killed! No thanks Susan, you were a disaster,” Trump wrote.
On August 20, 2012, President Barack Obama used the phrase “red line” in reference to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war, saying, “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving.
Former national security adviser and Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice hit back at President Donald Trump on Twitter as the two clashed over U.S. foreign policy in Syria.
Then why did you come up and hug me at 2015 WHCD when I’d never met you (which was totally gross) and whisper in my ear that I had been “very unfairly treated” over Benghazi and “was doing a great job for the country”? https://t.co/HG3SU2gfrE— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) October 19, 2019
The Obama administration said the use of chemical weapons would have been a “red line” for military intervention, but after Syria used chemical weapons against rebels, President Barack Obama hoped to ask Congress for authorization of military force, rather than order a military strike.
Rice minced no words in responding, revealing an anecdote from her book, “Tough Love.”
According to Rice, Then Donald Trump came up and hugged her at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, despite never having met Rice before, which she found “totally gross.”
Rice said Trump whispered in her eat that she “had been ‘very unfairly treated’ over Benghazi and ‘was doing a great job for the country.'”
Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from northern Syria in advance of a Turkish invasion of the region drew bipartisan condemnation from lawmakers who said he had abandoned Kurdish groups allied with the U.S. in the fight against the Islamic State.
Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday strongly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, calling it a “grave strategic mistake” in a blistering op-ed.
McConnell’s public criticism of the Trump administration is rare, but he has been vocally opposed to the President’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria following an October phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Some lawmakers have made that opposition clear during phone calls with Vice President Mike Pence’s office, according to a source familiar with the phone calls.
Turkey and the U.S. announced a five-day ceasefire on Thursday, but by Friday, Kurdish groups said Turkey had violated the ceasefire