John Kerry says political 'cynicism has grown' on all sides
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Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerrySeinfeld's Jason Alexander compares Trump dance video to iconic Elaine dance This time, for Democrats, Catholics matter President's job approval is surest sign Trump will lose reelection MORE says cynicism has grown across the country because the "government hasn't delivered."

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"Cynicism has grown on the right, in the center, on the left," Kerry told the "Trainwreck" actress in the wide-ranging conversation, which also addressed climate change and the current political landscape.

"Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE won the presidency with only 54.2 percent of eligible Americans voting," said Kerry, a former Massachusetts senator and the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.

"You'll get more Americans to come out. I guarantee you. The vast majority of Americans are in the right place. They want to solve these problems. They're ready to do it, and we will win back our future," he said.

Kerry, 75, criticized lawmakers who "are craving just to be there, and being there becomes the goal in and of itself."

"They lose sight of what the Constitution requires, and what the country requires, and they just will not speak out," he added.

"And unfortunately, that's where a lot of, I don't mean to be partisan, but the Republicans right now are, I think, in a really bad place," said Kerry. "They know. They will tell you privately. They know that this guy is not on the up-and-up, that he's off balance and so forth."