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, 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.
The "shadow cabinet sec of state" John Kerry conducting parallel diplomacy 2 US Gov with a regime on US terror list, is normal. But a politician from the other political camp meeting with a diplomat of a country that has an embassy in DC, it's a scandal…https://t.co/x0QGuDEBQ6
— Walid Phares (@WalidPhares) September 12, 2018
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.
Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. My warmest regards and apologies to the @WEF!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019
Last time I went to Davos, the Fake News said I should not go there. This year, because of the Shutdown, I decided not to go, and the Fake News said I should be there. The fact is that the people understand the media better than the media understands them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019