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Obama: Trump Doesn't Know Much About Nuclear Weapons, or the World

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Obama: Trump Doesn'''t Know Much About Nuclear Weapons, or the World - NBC News
Obama: Trump Doesn't Know Much About Nuclear Weapons, or the World


"President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's recent comments about nuclear weapons show the Republican presidential frontrunner doesn't know much about -- not only foreign policy -- but "the world generally."

At a press conference to conclude the Nuclear Security Summit on Friday, the president was asked for his reaction to Trump's suggestion that U.S. allies Japan and South Korea manufacture their own nuclear weapons as a defense against North Korean aggression; and Trump's refusal to rule out using nuclear weapons against Europe.

Without mentioning Trump by name, Obama said the comments "tell us the person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula or the world generally."

The president said Trump's eyebrow raising comments came up "on the sidelines" of the summit that took place in Washington, D.C. this week................

I wonder if Trump could point to North Korea on a map…………….that’s for starters
 

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Obama: Trump Doesn'''t Know Much About Nuclear Weapons, or the World - NBC News
Obama: Trump Doesn't Know Much About Nuclear Weapons, or the World


"President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's recent comments about nuclear weapons show the Republican presidential frontrunner doesn't know much about -- not only foreign policy -- but "the world generally."

At a press conference to conclude the Nuclear Security Summit on Friday, the president was asked for his reaction to Trump's suggestion that U.S. allies Japan and South Korea manufacture their own nuclear weapons as a defense against North Korean aggression; and Trump's refusal to rule out using nuclear weapons against Europe.

Without mentioning Trump by name, Obama said the comments "tell us the person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula or the world generally."

The president said Trump's eyebrow raising comments came up "on the sidelines" of the summit that took place in Washington, D.C. this week................

I wonder if Trump could point to North Korea on a map…………….that’s for starters

Without a doubt if you asked him to point to China he'd put his finger on the Eastern half of Russia. Yes, I do give him credit for knowing China is in Asia.
 

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Without a doubt if you asked him to point to China he'd put his finger on the Eastern half of Russia. Yes, I do give him credit for knowing China is in Asia.



..........and the Bronx is in New York too.........

But he does not have a clue to the US ......bipartisan also....... policy on nuclear ............ And unaware one might assume that as he sees no problem with South Korea and Japan becoming a nuclear power at the same time as most of world is meeting to reduce both nuclear weapons and nuclear materials in the world........... and securing that material for the hands of terrorists.......

This man is "playing it by ear" or interested in learning about issues/policies/positions any responsible leader of the free world should know..........
 

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Obama: Trump Doesn'''t Know Much About Nuclear Weapons, or the World - NBC News
Obama: Trump Doesn't Know Much About Nuclear Weapons, or the World


"President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's recent comments about nuclear weapons show the Republican presidential frontrunner doesn't know much about -- not only foreign policy -- but "the world generally."

At a press conference to conclude the Nuclear Security Summit on Friday, the president was asked for his reaction to Trump's suggestion that U.S. allies Japan and South Korea manufacture their own nuclear weapons as a defense against North Korean aggression; and Trump's refusal to rule out using nuclear weapons against Europe.

Without mentioning Trump by name, Obama said the comments "tell us the person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula or the world generally."

The president said Trump's eyebrow raising comments came up "on the sidelines" of the summit that took place in Washington, D.C. this week................

I wonder if Trump could point to North Korea on a map…………….that’s for starters

Barack Obama doesn't have a clue about projecting strength on the world stage despite being president for 8 years. Obama is such a fool that his "moderate rebel" terrorists he's supporting are fighting each other. Arming "moderate rebel" terrorists has shown to be a failure since 2011 in Libya and the boy blunder is still doing it.
 

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"Clueless" Obama kept us out of needless wars the last 8 years, which I can't say for his predecessor or what Trump would do. Same goes for Cruz.
 

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Barack Obama doesn't have a clue about projecting strength on the world stage despite being president for 8 years. Obama is such a fool that his "moderate rebel" terrorists he's supporting are fighting each other. Arming "moderate rebel" terrorists has shown to be a failure since 2011 in Libya and the boy blunder is still doing it.

Thank you for sharing your opinion with us......
 

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"Clueless" Obama kept us out of needless wars the last 8 years, which I can't say for his predecessor or what Trump would do. Same goes for Cruz.

He let everything go to crap that we invested massive amounts of capitol and lives in almost ensuring that we will have to start over..
 

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He let everything go to crap that we invested massive amounts of capitol and lives in almost ensuring that we will have to start over..

He let everything go to crap that we invested massive amounts of capitol and lives in almost ensuring that we will have to start over..

When does it end? You say the President wasted massive amounts of capitol and lives????? What capitol? When the President took office we had an Afghan "government" that could barely rule Kabul. We had a fractured Iraq between Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites. A SOF agreement that mandated all U.S. forces to be withdrawn by 2011. A Shia Prime Minister that was more interested in keeping Shia's in power than ruling Iraq. In short by the time President Obama took office in 2009 there was effectively no Iraq as a direct result of Bush admin policies. Everything was turned into crap by the idea that the Bush Admin had that they could force a people at gunpoint to accept American style democracy.
 

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"Clueless" Obama kept us out of needless wars the last 8 years, which I can't say for his predecessor or what Trump would do. Same goes for Cruz.

We're had a needless engagement in Libya which turned out to be a disaster. Obama armed "moderate terrorists" in Syria and now they're fighting each other and not ISIS. Trump, btw, would not be arming moderate terrorists. You should at least get your facts straight.
 

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When does it end? You say the President wasted massive amounts of capitol and lives????? What capitol? When the President took office we had an Afghan "government" that could barely rule Kabul. We had a fractured Iraq between Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites. A SOF agreement that mandated all U.S. forces to be withdrawn by 2011. A Shia Prime Minister that was more interested in keeping Shia's in power than ruling Iraq. In short by the time President Obama took office in 2009 there was effectively no Iraq as a direct result of Bush admin policies. Everything was turned into crap by the idea that the Bush Admin had that they could force a people at gunpoint to accept American style democracy.

Bush prepped the car for paint, bare metal, then Obama put it outside and let it rust... If the car is ever to get painted, it will have to be prepped again..
 

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He let everything go to crap that we invested massive amounts of capitol and lives in almost ensuring that we will have to start over..

That's your partisan opinion.
 

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We're had a needless engagement in Libya which turned out to be a disaster. Obama armed "moderate terrorists" in Syria and now they're fighting each other and not ISIS. Trump, btw, would not be arming moderate terrorists. You should at least get your facts straight.

Dude you NEVER get your "facts" striaight.

Libya didn't cost one Americam life and was a coalition effort that took out a worthless dicatator. Sure the country is a worthless ****hole in chaos but what's new there? It was already falling apart before we got involved.

The arming of the moderates didn't work out but the factions were fighting each other long before the moderates were armed.
 

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Bush prepped the car for paint, bare metal, then Obama put it outside and let it rust... If the car is ever to get painted, it will have to be prepped again..

A waste of lives and capitol in the first place. Bush left Obama with a **** sandwich just like he did the economy.
 

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Dude you NEVER get your "facts" striaight.

Libya didn't cost one Americam life and was a coalition effort that took out a worthless dicatator. Sure the country is a worthless ****hole in chaos but what's new there? It was already falling apart before we got involved.

The arming of the moderates didn't work out but the factions were fighting each other long before the moderates were armed.
Qaddafi was starting to soften his stance diplomatically and it's far worse now than ever before. And he kept terrorists in check. Yes he was responsible for the Lockerbie bombing, but that doesn't mean you hand over Libya to al-Qaeda affiliates. And the strategy for handling Libya after Qaddafi was to play it by ear. It there was absolutely no plan in process on who would take over or how it would have been managed.
 

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Qaddafi was starting to soften his stance diplomatically and it's far worse now than ever before. And he kept terrorists in check. Yes he was responsible for the Lockerbie bombing, but that doesn't mean you hand over Libya to al-Qaeda affiliates. And the strategy for handling Libya after Qaddafi was to play it by ear. It there was absolutely no plan in process on who would take over or how it would have been managed.

And when Arab spring came to Libya, Qaddafi simply went daffy.
 

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Bush prepped the car for paint, bare metal, then Obama put it outside and let it rust... If the car is ever to get painted, it will have to be prepped again..

That is complete fantasy. Bush chose Al Maliki which sealed the divisions between the three major players in Iraq. Bush negotiated the SOF that ended all legal protections for U.S. troops in Iraq after 2011. Bush decided to dismantle the Iraqi military that led to thousands of unemployed, highly trained, Sunni soldiers with no prospects for employment in the Shia government headed by Maliki and backed by Iran. When President Obama took office he had two choices, dismantle the democratically elected government of Iraq and install a head of state that would be willing to sign off on legal protections for U.S. troops and completely withdrawal U.S. forces, support the democratically elected government and hope for the best. Either choice was a bad one. That is what is known as a quagmire. A quagmire created by Bush et al and the neo-cons. One that we are still dealing with today.

Your fantasies about history notwithstanding.
 
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