Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice said it was “disgraceful” that President Trump criticized the weak Russia policies of his predecessor. During a “Face The Nation” interview on Sunday Rice had a bit of a meltdown after Trump said that Obama deserved some of the blame for their annexation of the Crimea in 2014.
“Crimea was let go during the Obama administration,” Trump said Saturday at the G7 summit, adding: “you really have to ask that question to President [Barack] Obama, you know, why did he do that?”
Rice was not happy with that comment. Newsmax has the details:
“It’s a disgraceful statement,” Rice responded. “The fact of the matter is Russia — had invaded Georgia. It then invaded Ukraine. We rallied the entire European Union and many other partners to impose tough sanctions on Russia for its annexation. We supported the Ukrainian government to build up its …defensive military capacity, and along with our G-7 partners we agreed that Russia should no longer be part of this community.”
“The U.S. has long upheld international law,” she added. “This was the most brazen violation of another country’s sovereignty that’s occurred in recent years. For the president of the United States to blame his predecessor rather than to understand Russia is our adversary, Russia has taken on behavior that’s absolutely reprehensible, including being responsible for shooting a civilian aircraft out of the skies and killing hundreds of people.
“For the president of the United States to suggest all is forgotten, that that doesn’t matter, that we are fine with one country annexing another country’s sovereign territory and we should just welcome them with open arms back into a community of democracies is outrageous.”
Calm down, Susan!