Liz Cheney says world is more stable, 'safer' under Trump

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyFury over Trump Syria decision grows George Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy Furious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria MORE (R-Wyo.) said Sunday the world is "safer" and more stable because of President Trump's foreign policy decisions. 

"No question, the world is safer," she told NBC's "Meet the Press."

"[We're] in a situation where American leadership has come back," she said, adding that under former President Obama, the military "did not get the resources it needed." 

Cheney said Trump pulled the country out of deals, including the Iran nuclear deal, that she said "made us less safe."


Host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddRand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter White House officials stand by Syria withdrawal, sanctions delay amid bipartisan pushback Sunday shows — Officials rush to Trump's defense on Syria, sanctions MORE pressed Cheney, asking why India and Pakistan are closer to war and tensions are growing between Japan and South Korea if the world is "safer."

"I don't think any previous president would allow it to fester the way it has festered," Todd said. 

"Maybe that's why we've had so much trouble keeping a national security adviser," he added, asking if that bothers Cheney.

National security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonBolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Ex-top Trump Russia aide to testify about 'shadow policy' on Ukraine: report Bolton to write memoir on time serving under Trump: report MORE, the third to serve in the position in Trump's administration, was ousted last week. 

Bolton said he handed in his resignation. Trump said he asked Bolton to leave. 

"Bolton served the nation honorably in a number of positions, but the president has a right to keep around him who he decides," Cheney said. 

Cheney's comments come a week after she publicly feuded with Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter Sunday Show Preview: Trump's allies and administration defend decision on Syria Ana Navarro clashes with Rand Paul in fiery exchange: 'Don't mansplain!' MORE (R-Ky.) on Twitter over Trump's foreign policy ideas and which lawmaker supports Trump's views. 

She doubled down on her comments in her Sunday interview. 

"I think if you look back at what Sen. Paul has said over many, many years, he's very different from where President Trump is on these issues," she said. "President Trump puts America first. Sen. Paul, whenever given the opportunity, blames America first," she said. 

Paul had criticized Cheney as a warmonger and accused her position as being different from that of Trump, who Paul said is looking to end the Afghanistan war.