Senate Democrat concerned Trump isn't listening to foreign policy advisers

Senate Democrat concerned Trump isn't listening to foreign policy advisers
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Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsSenate committee approves 0 million for state election security efforts Media and candidates should be ashamed that they don't talk about obesity Bill to return B in unredeemed bonds advances MORE (D-Del.) said Sunday that he does not oppose President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE talking with the Taliban, but said he does not like the president's negotiating style after Trump announced on Twitter that he had cancelled talks with the Taliban and Afghan government

“I don't have a problem with the Trump administration trying to resolve our very long conflict in Afghanistan through direct negotiations with the Taliban, and I agree that we should not fully withdraw from Afghanistan until we've got conditions on the ground that will prevent it from becoming once again a haven for terrorists," Coons said on CBS's Face the Nation. 

"But I disagree with how our president goes about his negotiations around the world. He seems to think that he and he alone individually can negotiate with Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnDennis Rodman: 'Kim Jong Un will be in America in 18 to 24 months' Kim invited Trump to visit North Korea amid stalled nuclear talks: report Trump to have dinner with Otto Warmbier's parents: report MORE in North Korea, with Xi Jinping in China, or in this case with the Taliban," he continued. "I'm concerned that our president isn't listening to his generals, to his diplomats, to the intelligence community." 

Coons's comments follow Trump's Saturday announcement that he had canceled the secret Camp David talks after the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack in Kabul that killed a U.S. soldier and 11 others. 

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight," Trump tweeted. 

"I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations," he added. "What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?"

A draft accord had reportedly been reached that included the withdrawal of 5,000 U.S. troops