Congressman Seth Moulton claimed that President Trump is “failing” at keeping America safe as President of the United States.
Seth Moulton, who has served in the U.S. military, spoke with CNN host S.E. Cupp and told him that Democrats should have the authority when it regards national security and he hopes the issue will set him apart from the 20 other Democrats running for president.
On his Saturday night interview, Congressman Moulton stated that President Donald Trump is making America less safe and also told the American people that he would be a better President. He also claimed that several global problems — including the instability in Venezuela — is the President’s fault.
“The fact of the matter is that Trump is failing on these [national security] issues and you did a good — you provided a good summary. His best friend in North Korea is firing off missiles, Iran is talking about restarting its nuclear program and threatening our allies in the region. Venezuela is in chaos after the administration’s failed coup and farmers and families are hurting here at home in America because of this tariff war with China. We have got to take him on on these issues. Frankly, they’re where Trump is weak and that’s why we have to take him on — not just in his job as president but in his job as commander-in-chief.” He said.
Moulton explained that he had several issues with Trump’s foreign policy. He claimed the President was North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un’s “best friend,” despite President Trump’s elevating sanctions on North Korea. Molten ignored the success that came from the North Korean summit, including the return of captured American prisoners and the remains of American veterans who died during the Korean War.
Congressman Moulton also stated that the chaos in Venezuela is Trump’s fault, calling the overthrow of Dictator Nicolas Maduro a “failed coup.” The Congressman ignored the fact that Maduro is a brutal dictator who rigged the elections and was only ousted because the democratically-elected national assembly followed the Venezuelan constitution and called for the election to be redone and placed assembly leader Juan Guaido as interim-president.
Congressman Moulton claimed that Democrats are better on these issues.
“You know, for too long the Republican Party has tried to own issues of security, of strength, of patriotism, of what makes America safe. And Trump is not doing a good job. He’s failing on every one of those measures, but we’ve got to provide leadership on the democratic side of aisle to show how we will make America strong and safe and secure in the world ahead. That’s exactly what I’m doing. We have to be able to lead on these issues if we’re going to win this election” he said.
While Congressman Moulton was quick to throw Republicans under the bus on foreign policy, he refused to explain how the Dems were better at it. Under President Obama, Russia meddled in U.S. elections, Syria got away with crossing a “red line” by using chemical weapons, and the early pull-out of Iraq created ISIS — who Obama referred to as the “J.V. team” before they started beheading Americans.
From the looks of his campaign staff, Moulton seems to be following Ex-President Obama’s footsteps when it comes to foreign policy. Reports say that he just hired Obama-era national security strategist Marie Harf.