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Madeleine Albright hits Trump for promoting golf course in S. Korea speech

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright took a shot at President Trump on Wednesday for promoting his golf course during a speech to South Korean lawmakers.

Trump was listing accomplishments by South Korean figures during the speech when he brought up golfer Park Sung-hyun's victory at the U.S. Women's Open, which was held at Trump's golf course in New Jersey earlier this year.

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked Albright for her reaction to Trump's speech.

"What a waste," Albright said.

"Maybe he should have stuck with the business he was in before."

Trump brought up the course while delivering a major speech to South Korea's legislature on Tuesday.

"Korean golfers are some of the best on Earth," Trump said. "In fact, and you know what I'm going to say, the Women's U.S. Open was held this year at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and it just happened to be won by a great Korean golfer."

Albright has criticized Trump in the past. She slammed Trump earlier this year for attacking former President Obama on Twitter instead of thinking "about what he was doing."