President Obama Reflects On Trump’s Foreign Policy: It Shows He’s Unprepared

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July 24, 2016 9:11 a.m.
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President Obama argued in an interview aired Sunday that the foreign policy Donald Trump has shared so far shows that the businessman isn’t ready to take over the White House.

Trump said in an interview with The New York Times last week a number of questionable responses to his foreign policy, including that he wouldn’t necessarily immediately assist the US’ NATO allies.

“And, you know for Mr. Trump, who has in the past suggested that America’s weak and not looking out for its allies, to then maybe not have enough information or understanding to go out and say that America might not stand by its solemn commitment to protect those same allies who stood with us after 9/11 when we were attacked I think is an indication of the lack of preparedness that he has been displaying when it comes to foreign policy,” Obama said in an interview with CBS News’ “Face The Nation.”

Obama said that Muslim Americans want to assist in disbanding the notion that they represent the extremism perpetuated by the Islamic State.

“But that requires leaders, political leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, all of us to send a very clear signal that we are not going to be divided in that fashion,” Obama said. “And I think the kinds of rhetoric that we’ve heard too often, from Mr. Trump and others, is ultimately helping do I.S.I.L.’s work for us.”

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