Former UN ambassador: Most of Trump’s crises are of his own making

Former President Obama's former ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that the majority of the problems the Trump administration is facing abroad has been brought on by the administration itself.

In an interview with CNN, Samantha PowerSamantha PowerThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden bumps up vaccine eligibility amid 'life or death' race Biden relies on progressive foe to lead immigration rollbacks The Hill's Morning Report - Biden tasks Harris on border; news conference today MORE said that she is "sad" for the "risk to peace" that she sees the Trump administration creating.

"People say to me all the time, 'you must be sad for your legacy and all the work you guys did.' Our legacy? I'm sad for the international order, and the risk to peace, and the welfare of people around the world," Power said Tuesday.


"The fact that the rest of the world is moving on, China's trying to forge a free trade agreement where we didn't, [and] create a huge regional trade bloc that would be a threat to our interests. The fact that the Europeans have basically said to us, 'you want to walk away from the Iran deal but the Iranian government is keeping to the Iran deal so we're sticking with it,' " Power added.

"These are a real problem of ability when we face threats not of our own making," she explained. "Most of the crises this administration has faced are of their own making."

Power was a top advocate for the Iran nuclear agreement, which President TrumpDonald TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE announced he would decertify Iran's compliance with last year. The move stopped short of Trump's stated plan during the campaign to tear up the 2014 agreement that sought to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

“I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification,” Trump said in October during a speech at the White House.

“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout," he said.

In November, top officials from 11 countries who signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement with the United States came together and announced a new trade deal without the U.S., months after Trump pulled the United States out of the TPP upon taking office.

The Obama administration was one of the top architects of the TPP, but the partnership failed to pass Congress after Trump's election.

The Trump administration has also sought to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that has been met with resistance from the leaders of both Canada and Mexico.