Klobuchar knocks Trump: 'This negotiating by tweet hasn't been working'

Klobuchar knocks Trump: 'This negotiating by tweet hasn't been working'
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharObama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations Overnight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks MORE (D-Minn.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, on Sunday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE’s “negotiation by tweet” in the ongoing trade war with China.

“He creates chaos and I don’t think that’s good for getting an agreement with a country like China,” Klobuchar said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“You’ve got to keep your promises and you’ve got to keep your threats and he has done neither… this negotiating by tweet hasn’t been working,” she added.

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Klobuchar, paraphrasing an Ojibwe Native American proverb, added: “What a great leader does—you make decisions not just for this generation but for seven generations from now,” and said Trump “can’t even keep his decisions seven minutes from now.”

Describing her interactions with voters on the campaign trail, the Minnesota senator told host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceAmash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 Trump labels GOP challengers the 'Three Stooges' Pompeo: Taliban talks are dead 'for the time being' MORE, “They don’t want a whiner in the White House … they are tired of hearing the president whining every day when they’re struggling to make ends meet.”

Klobuchar demurred when pressed by Wallace on a series of misstatements by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats MORE, who, like her, has staked out more moderate positions that appeal less to the Democratic base than other members of the crowded presidential primary field, telling Wallace “I’m focused on my own campaign.”

Klobuchar is one of 10 candidates so far who have qualified for a spot on the debate stage in the third round of Democratic debates in September.