Sanders ‘impressed by the quality’ of Obama’s foreign policy
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In order to deflect attacks that he lacks the foreign policy credentials to be commander in chief, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTrump has declared war on our climate — we won’t let him win Stock slide bites boastful Trump, but rising wages great for GOP Millions should march on DC to defeat Trump Republicans MORE on Sunday said he brings the same level of diplomatic prowess to the table as President Obama did in 2008.

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“I am impressed by the quality of his foreign policy,” Sanders said of Obama.

The Vermont senator also pointed to his vote against the Iraq War, which he called the “most important foreign policy issue in modern history.”

“On the other hand, Secretary Clinton voted for the war,” he said. “So, I think it’s not just experience. Obviously she has been secretary of State for four years, but it is judgment as well.”

“And I am confident that I can put together a strong team to provide great foreign policy for the people of the United States,” he added.