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

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

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: YouTube to restore Trump's account | House-passed election bill takes aim at foreign interference | Senators introduce legislation to create international tech partnerships House-passed election bill takes aim at foreign interference Klobuchar, Murkowski urge FTC to protect domestic abuse victims' data MORE (D-Minn.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, on Sunday blasted President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' 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) WallaceWarner: White House should 'keep open additional sanctions' against Saudi crown prince Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election Bill Gates: Goal of eliminating emissions by 2030 'completely unrealistic' 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 BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants 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.