(Tea Party PAC) – On Friday, President Donald Trump slammed former National Security Adviser Susan Rice in the midst of criticism for his Syria policy, calling her a “disaster.”
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
Trump was responding to her appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO program where he joined the chorus of establishment DC insiders who are criticizing his foreign policy decisions in Syria and Iraq.
“ISIS is going to come back,” Rice told Maher.
Trump was quick to point out that, of all people, Rice probably had absolutely no grounds on which to attack anyone else’s actions on Syria.
“Remember RED LINE IN THE SAND? That was Obama. Millions killed! No thanks Susan, you were a disaster,” he scathingly wrote.
He was referring to former President Obama’s famous assertion that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a “red line” for a military response.
His actions, however, spoke louder than these words, and he failed to act on said “red line” when it was crossed.
On Twitter, Rice responded by noting that Trump had given her a “gross” hug during the White House Correspondents’ dinner in 2015.
Seriously? This is a supposedly strong, powerful, successful woman whose best comeback is “you’re gross”?
“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’?” she wrote.
While speaking to Maher on Friday, Rice called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “genius” for using America’s political divisions against the country.
“We are now almost like a flesh-eating disease eating ourselves alive,” she said. “I think we have the ability to fix it.”
“Well, we have to stop hating each other,” Maher replied.
“Absolutely,” Rice replied:
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
You think they’d go first.