Former Secretary of State John Kerry directly rebuked the Trump administration’s ‘America First’ policy over the weekend; telling a group of college students that the United States “won’t win” if it decides to “go alone” on a host of international issues.
The senior Obama aide was speaking at New York University’s Abu Dhabi commencement ceremony Sunday when he rejected the President’s approach on Iran, immigration, and North Korea; saying America can’t simply “retreat within our borders.”
“We won’t win, any of us, ultimately, by retreating within our borders, by focusing on our own nations only, or by going it alone,” Kerry said.
“No matter how big or how many the challenges, I want you to leave here today confident about our ability to win that future,” he added. “Every single problem we face is created by human choices,” he said. “And to the best of my knowledge those problems can also be solved by human choices.”
The former Secretary of State came under fire earlier this month after he engaged in “shadow diplomacy” to help save the Iranian nuclear agreement just days before President Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the deal.
h/t The Hill