President Trump called-out former Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday, slamming the Obama aide’s “shadow diplomacy” just hours before the Commander-in-Chief is set to announce the fate of the failing Iranian nuclear agreement.
The President warned Kerry to “stay away” from ongoing negotiations on social media, saying the former diplomat “had his chance and blew it.”
“John Kerry can’t get over the fact that he had his chance and blew it! Stay away from negotiations John, you are hurting your country!” Trump tweeted.
John Kerry can’t get over the fact that he had his chance and blew it! Stay away from negotiations John, you are hurting your country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2018
The former Secretary of State pushed back against the President’s accusations of “shadow diplomacy” earlier this week, releasing a statement that said Kerry was simply “staying in touch” with his former counterparts.
“I think every American would want every voice possible urging Iran to remain in compliance with the nuclear agreement that prevented a war. Secretary Kerry stays in touch with his former counterparts around the world just like every previous Secretary of State,” said the statement.