President Trump has earned himself quite the reputation since assuming office, despite his short time as a world leader Trump has already been at the center of several scandals, many of which are still ongoing.
With a tendency to make false claims and justify them with new lies upon being asked to follow up Trump has drawn comparisons to several of histories most infamous dictators. However, he also bears similarities to former U.S. president Richard Nixon.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry made a pointed comparison between the two leaders on his Twitter this Thursday:
“Pres. Nixon resigned 44 years ago. Hard to convey those days, the sense that the country was coming apart. Thought the era of “enemies lists” was safely behind us! But a lesson from then that makes me an optimist today: we fought back, and we changed the congress and the country.” Kerry tweeted.
Pres. Nixon resigned 44 years ago. Hard to convey those days, the sense that the country was coming apart. Thought the era of “enemies lists” was safely behind us! But a lesson from then that makes me an optimist today: we fought back and we changed the congress and the country. pic.twitter.com/jRzLqXQozZ
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) August 9, 2018
This isn’t the first time Kerry has picked a fight with the controversial leader, back in July he had ripped into Trump over comments he made during a breakfast with NATO leaders.
“Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” Trump had suggested during his meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Trump’s bold claim was about the controversial $12 billion proposed Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany.
Kerry immediately struck back against the president’s suggestion on social media:
“President Trump makes public adversaries out of our friends, and turns our adversary, who has been attacking America’s democracy, into his fawned-over ally,” Kerry said.
“Why? Why would an American president whose first NATO meeting last year was a disaster, show up in Belgium this year just to prove he doesn’t understand how vital alliances have made a huge difference for the security of the United States and the lives of Europeans?” Kerry continued.
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