Trump: I Know More About Foreign Policy Than Obama


In a possible retaliation against President Barack Obama's harsh words during a White House news conference, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is now questioning Obama's handle of foreign policy.

"I believe I know far more about foreign policy than he knows," Trump told Bill O’Reilly on August 2, according to POLITICO. 

The comments came after Obama said Trump is "unfit to serve as president" during a press conference earlier that day, CNN reports. 

Trump has been under fire after he told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on July 31 that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not make a move into the Ukraine, despite the fact Putin already seized the country's Crimean peninsula in 2014. 

"He's not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand," Trump said to Stephanopoulos. "He's not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want."

Stephanopoulos was quick to correct him, saying that Russia is already in the country. Trump later clarified his statement, by claiming he meant Russia wouldn't move into the Ukraine if he was president, according to CNN. 

This apparent gaffe led to a sharp rebuke by President Obama, who said Trump "doesn't appear to have basic knowledge of critical issues in Europe, the Middle East, in Asia, [which] means that he's woefully unprepared to do this job."

In response, Trump called Obama the "worst president maybe in the history of our country," and claimed the president does not have a handle over Russia.

"He talks about Ukraine, how tough he is, how tough he is with Russia," Trump told O'Reilly, according to POLITICO. "In the meantime, they took over Crimea and I understood that."

"Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing, frankly, if we actually got along with Russia and worked out some kind of a deal where we go and knock the hell out of ISIS along with NATO and along with countries that are in the area,” Trump continued. “Wouldn’t that be wonderful, as opposed to fighting?”

Sources: POLITICO, CNN (2) / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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