She needs to watch her mouth.
Former Obama Advisor Susan Rice recently talked to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and said that she believes Trump is “refus[ing] to understand the world that we live in, the nature of the threats we face.”
Hayes stated, “It’s striking when you say that there has been reporting in Bob Woodward’s book that Robert O’Brian has a position that you once held with Barack Obama warned Trump in January this would be the biggest national security threat he has faced. What the military does and, you know, 9/11 and attacks and violence visited to us by others that we have to defend militarily when we have lost more people to this than many wars going back. It says something about how we even conceive of that term national security.”
Rice replied saying, “It’s been a while since we’ve had traditionalist old school conceptions of national security. Certainly, in the Obama administration, we understood the threat of pandemic disease to be a very serious national security threat. We learned that through the HINI, before Ebola. They had dealt with a major flu global pandemic and, you know, issues like disease, like climate change like proliferation, these challenges that don’t respect borders, that may not come in the form of a barrel of a gun pointed at us by a hostile adversary, they’re still national security threats. And one of the big problems with President Trump is he has refused to understand the world that we live in, the nature of the threats we face and done nothing, absolutely nothing when it comes to defending us.“
If President Trump were really doing nothing, then our death numbers would surely be higher than they are now.
Watch a clip of the interaction here.
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