Tuesday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” Secretary of State during the Clinton administration, Madeleine Albright reacted to President Donald Trump’s correction to his remarks at this press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday.
Today at the White House Trump said, “I said the word would instead of wouldn’t” adding, “the sentence should have been I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia, sort of a double negative.”
Albright said, “I think he must think we’re genuinely stupid because, if one watched what he was doing in his press conference, he made it quite clear that he was believing Putin much more than his own people, that he had a — he was unclear about what his agenda was, period, and then just trying to persuade us that there was just a couple of letters missing.”
She added, “I just find it very strange that he has so little understanding of the fact of how he is coming across to the people of the United States and to people in other countries because he believes that he’s so persuasive. I think that he’s so unclear and is only interested in superlatives. That’s all he ever speaks in are superlatives, and I think he may, in fact, get his wish and go down in history as the least democratic president we’ve had.
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