Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, continued her crusade against Donald Trump — who she has suggested is fascistic — by accusing the president of disrespecting America’s “democratic institutions” and acting as if he “above the law”
Albright, who made the remarks while appearing on former George W. Bush press secretary Dana Perino’s Fox News show, explained why she believes Trump is the “least democratic president that she can remember”:
“I am concerned about various elements that he seems to ignore. I am a great believer in freedom of the press. I think it’s very important. I think it’s exceptionally important for there to be discussions, civil, good discussions. We may not all agree. It’s not the enemy of the people. So that bothers me. and it’s being picked up by other countries… the other is a lack of respect for the democratic institutions and it concerns me that he acts as though he’s above the law. that is what concerns me about him.”
During the segment, Albright also voiced her disdain for Trump’s tweetstorm this morning, in which he beat the war drums by threatening to lob “missiles” into Syria, despite Russia’s threats to shoot them down. While she supported “some response” to the chemical weapons attack allegedly carried out by forces tied to the Bashar al-Assad regime, Albright believes it should be more than just a “one off” — like Trump’s last foray into Syria.
“I have not liked foreign policy by tweets, especially the tone of the last one,” Albright said. “It’s troubling to me because I do think that what is essential is to deal with an issue from the perspective of the politics that can’t be resolved unless there’s a political settlement of some kind and some way of abiding by the chemical weapons convention which we are all signatories of.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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