Klobuchar blasts Trump for his criticism of world leaders


Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) knocked President Trump’s relations with foreign leaders during Friday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire, arguing that the president “blames” leaders of other nations rather than working with them.

During the debate, Klobuchar said that she agreed that the president sided with “tyrants” over U.S. allies.

“I think you’ve got to have some friends,” the senator said. “We have a president who literally blames everyone in the world and we have not talked about this enough. He blames [President] Barack Obama for everything that goes wrong.”

“He blames his Federal Reserve chair that he appointed himself. He blames the king of Denmark — who does that?” she continued, invoking laughs from the audience.

“He blames the Prime Minister of Canada for, he claims, cutting him out of the Canadian version of Home Alone 2. Who does that?” she added, to more laughter. “That’s what Donald Trump does. So my point here is that when we have opportunities to work with our allies … we can not be alone.”

Klobuchar’s remarks came at the end of a dispute between those onstage at the debate who did not support the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), namely Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and billionaire Tom Steyer, and others — including Klobuchar — who supported the agreement.

The trade agreement, which was first drafted in 2018, was signed by Trump in January and is expected to be ratified by Canada in the coming weeks.

Tags 2020 Democratic debate 2020 election Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign Barack Obama Bernie Sanders Donald Trump klobuchar Political positions of Amy Klobuchar Tom Steyer United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement

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