During a World Economic Forum panel in Davos, Switzerland, former Secretary of State John Kerry called on Donald Trump to “resign” as President of the United States. One day later, Kerry’s successor Mike Pompeo completely destroyed him.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that if he could speak to President Donald Trump directly, he would tell him to “resign.”
Asked by CNBC’s Tania Bryer during a World Economic Forum panel in Davos, Switzerland, what he would convey to Trump, Kerry replied, “I can’t play that … because he doesn’t take any of this seriously. He doesn’t have an ability to have that kind of conversation.”
But when pressed on what his message to the president would be, Kerry responded, “Resign.”
Kerry also criticized Trump for “his insane decision” to pull out of the Paris climate accord in June 2017, for which “people will die.”
“I wish there was a lawsuit capacity that could hold people liable for such an insane decision as he has made, which is going to cost lives,” he said. “People will die because of the president’s decision, and billions of dollars of damage will be done to property.”
Kerry also accused Trump of lying about the consequences of pulling out of the accord, saying, “I’m disappointed when a president of the United States lies, and that was a lie — there’s no burden. Paris did not place outside burdens levied by any other country on any other country.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed his predecessor in an exclusive interview on “The Story With Martha MacCallum” Wednesday night after Kerry’s incendiary remarks in Davos.
“I must tell you we don’t pay much attention to the advice that Secretary Kerry is providing to our administration,” said Pompeo. “We’re doing our best to clean up the failures that occurred on his watch.”
This was not the first time Pompeo has publicly rebuked his predecessor. Back in September, the Secretary of State told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, “Secretary Kerry can’t seem to get off the stage, and you have to. When I am the former secretary, I will get off. Every previous former secretary has done that too.”
His comments then were in response to Kerry and other Obama administration officials meeting with their Iranian counterparts in an attempt to salvage the Iran Deal.
Secretary of Defense Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused John Kerry and other former Obama administration officials who have met with their counterparts in Iran in an effort to save the nuclear deal of working for their own foreign policy and “not the one that belongs to the United States.”
During an interview with the Secretary of State on Wednesday night’s edition of “The Ingraham Angle,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham began with the topic of Kerry’s intervention on the Iran nuclear deal.
“Secretary Kerry can’t seem to get off the stage, and you have to,” Pompeo said. “When I am the former secretary I will get off. Every previous former secretary has done that too.” [Source: The Daily Caller]
“It’s one thing to meet with your counterparts, it’s another thing to do what Secretary Kerry, [former Under Secretary of State] Wendy Sherman, [former Energy Secretary] Ernest Moniz, frankly the whole gang has done, which is to actively seek to undermine what President Trump is trying to achieve,” said Pompeo.
“It’s okay to talk with them, but you have to be working for America, working for American foreign policy. And they are not. They are working for the foreign policy that is theirs, not the one that belongs to the United States,” he said.
John Kerry has been touted as a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2020, an idea that has been welcomed by Trump. As Mike Pompeo noted, the former Secretary of State just can’t seem to keep his big mouth shut, and every time he opens it, he says something stupid.