Kerry: Inappropriate for Trump to Directly Comment on Other Nations’ Policies

Hypocrisy is not an unfamiliar site in the comments of top political officials, but Secretary of State John Kerry really took it to new levels today, complaining it was “inappropriate” for President-elect Donald Trump to publicly criticize internal policy of other nations, after Trump’s comments panning Germany allowing refugees into the country.

That Trump’s comments were the same sort of simplistic distrust of “illegals” copied and pasted onto another country in a totally different situation is all true, though really beside the point, as Kerry’s argument wasn’t that Trump was wrong, rather it was that he should keep his mouth shut.

Which sounds great until you consider every comment John Kerry has made since 2013. Far from following this estimation of what is and isn’t appropriate, the Obama Administration, with Kerry in a key position, has been butting into internal matters of other countries on myriad fronts from day one.

Whether they were telling Lebanon who they should vote for, pushing Japan to abandon decades of pacifism to rearm, mocking the Philippines for electing Rodrigo Duterte, or threatening to punish Britain for voting for the Brexit, the Obama Administration has been constantly sticking its nose into things that were plainly not America’s business.

Trump’s comments by contrast were more or less harmless, since he didn’t condition any US policy on the Merkel government seeing things his way, and he was just expressing an opinion on German immigration policy, risking little but some hurt feelings in Berlin. The most inappropriate comments of all, then, came from Kerry for not recognizing the example his time at the State Department has set.

 

 

16 thoughts on “Kerry: Inappropriate for Trump to Directly Comment on Other Nations’ Policies”

  1. OFFS just let the hypocrisy and BS go mate. You wont be in the job in a few days. I know what. Spend your last day dispensing with the silly imperial message and let us know what you really think.

  2. It would be absurd if it did not lead to the tragedy of the deaths of so many innocents. Thank God Trump put so many fools out to pasture, especially of the neocon variety.

    1. It’s unclear as yet the number of his own fools – or variety – with which he intends to replace the current batch.The trend is not encouraging, though.

  3. That Trump retired Killary is great, but his unpredictability and his new cabinet – half of which is 100% from “Establishment” – makes me a bit nervous.

    1. he needs people who know things he doesn’t, this is his first elected office needs the help, admits it

  4. True.
    Especially noteworthy is Obama’s open, brazen, in-person, in-London appearance to speak against Brexit wherein he threatened the UK, saying it would go to the “back of the line” in trade deals with the US if it voted Brexit.
    BUT why must Ditz include this gratuitous, unproven, ad-hominem attack on Trump:
    “That Trump’s comments were the same sort of simplistic distrust of “illegals” copied and pasted onto another country in a totally different situation is all true…”
    Yes, on most “progressive” sites dissing Trump is the price of admission.
    But on AW.C by Jason Ditz with all the fine work he does? Upsetting.

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