John Kerry’s Message to Trump: ‘Resign’

John Kerry.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry called on President Trump to “resign,” during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He participated in a CNBC panel where he openly criticized Trump saying he “doesn’t take any of this seriously.”

The rhetoric is attributed to rumors that Kerry is planning a 2020 presidential run.

Kerry’s Flubs

Kerry, who served as Secretary of State during part of the Obama administration, has often attempted to tackle difficult U.S. national security issues in the past. For example, he worked to seek a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. Kerry, however, said that peace could not be achieved between the two nations because “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both.” This statement was highly criticized by Israeli officials and analysts who support the right for an Israeli state.

Moreover,  Kerry secretly met with Iranian officials last year. It was an attempt to salvage the failed Iran nuclear deal. Some analysts and pundits suggested he violated the “Logan Act,” which was the accusation lobbed against former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, when he spoke with the former Russian ambassador to the U.S. in 2016. Kerry’s statements coincide with the release of his new book.

Trump Stays in Washington

Trump did not attend the event in Davos. He canceled his trip due to the government shutdown over the $5.7 billion funding request for a border wall. The decision was made ‘out of consideration’ for 800,000 unpaid Americans, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Trump will forge ahead with his plans to deliver his State of the Union address, despite House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s request to wait until after the shutdown, According to several reports.