‘Horses**t’: Former Obama Officials Lash President Donald Trump over North Korea

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 1: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to Susan Rice, U.S. national security advisor(C) during a closing session with David Cameron, U.K. prime minister (R) at the Nuclear Security Summit April 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. After a spate of terrorist attacks from Europe …
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Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other ex-administration officials took aim at President Donald Trump after his successful visit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

The president openly claimed he has made more progress with the North Korean government than Obama did in eight years. But the Obama loyalists bristled at the president’s proclamations.

Over the weekend, the president again met with Kim and at one point, Trump insisted that the Obama administration failed to realize such a meeting.

“The Obama administration was begging for a meeting, there were begging for meetings constantly, and Chairman Kim would not meet him,” Trump said on Sunday.

But former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice thought the claim was “horse-sh*t.”

Rice tweeted out that it would be “stating the obvious” that Obama sought no such meetings with the North Korean leader.

Rice was joined in the condemnation by several other members of Obama’s regime including former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes:

Former Obama CIA Director Michael Hayden also lashed out at Trump:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also told CNN’s Situation Room even as Trump’s stepping over the DMZ is a “great historical moment,” he insisted that Obama never made a move to meet with the North Korean dictator.

Regardless, the fact remains that President Obama made no progress at all to break the ice with the North Koreans. Diplomacy can only begin when both sides are willing to meet and talk.

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