John Kerry says it is ‘inappropriate’ for Donald Trump to ‘be stepping into’ the politics of foreign countries
Donald Trump is taking a little heat for wading into Germany’s politics by criticizing Angela Merkel’s refugee policy. John Kerry is the latest to wade in on this contrived controversy, here is more:
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday it was “inappropriate” for Donald Trump to insert himself into the politics of foreign countries, referencing the president-elect’s recent criticism over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy.
“I thought frankly it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner,” Kerry said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, adding that he specifically disapproved of Trump’s attack on Merkel’s policy of accepting scores of migrants into Germany during the ongoing Syrian civil war.
“I think we have to be very careful about suggesting that one of the strongest leaders in Europe and most important players with respect to where we are heading … made one mistake or another, I don’t think it’s appropriate for us to be commenting on that,” Kerry said.
He did not like the “direct manner” in which Donald Trump stepped into the politics of “one of the strongest leaders in Europe.” Apparently he prefers the indirect manner Barack Obama used against one of the strongest leaders in the Middle East when he tried to influence the outcome of the Israeli election.
According to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), the State Department gave $349,276 in U.S. taxpayer-funded grants to a political group in Israel to build a campaign operation, which subsequently was used to try to influence Israelis to vote against conservative Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2015 election for prime minister.
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