On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s This Week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called President Donald Trump’s foreign policy “erratic and unsuccessful.”
I actually stress the actions the president took will get us into what he calls another “unlimited war” in the Middle East. He promised we would not have that. I believe we’re closer to that now since of his actions. Look, there are so many questions that are unanswered that have actually to be responded to. Among them at the top of the list, what do we understand Iran has in its series of retaliations, and how are we going to get ready for them? Let’s face it– this president has actually made a mess of diplomacy. North Korea, they’re much more powerful than they were when he started. In Syria, he screwed up. Every encounter he has with Putin, he loses. So I’m actually anxious, which’s why Congress should assert itself. I do not believe the president has authority to go to war in Iraq without congressional approval.
He added, “I’ll do whatever I can to assert our authority. We don’t require this president either bumbling or impulsively getting us into a significant war. The reason the Founding Dads stated Congress needed to fine it since it’s a check on a president who’s doing so lots of wrong things. His diplomacy has actually been unpredictable and unsuccessful so far. I fret it still is.”
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