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

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneySelf-quarantined New York lawmaker: 'We should be in total lockdown' On The Money: Trump hopes to reopen economy by Easter | GOP senators expect stimulus vote on Wednesday | Democratic leaders forecast at least two more relief bills Trump triggers congressional debate with comments on reopening economy 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."

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Host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddUS emergency room doctor dies after coronavirus symptoms Biden on quarantine timelines: 'Worst thing you can do is raise expectations and then watch them get dashed' White House coronavirus coordinator: All governors and mayors need to 'prepare like New York is preparing now' 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 BoltonChina sees chance to expand global influence amid pandemic Trump ignores science at our peril Bolton defends decision to shutter NSC pandemic office 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 PaulGeorgia governor says he didn't know asymptomatic people could spread coronavirus McConnell: Impeachment distracted government from coronavirus threat Warren knocks McConnell for forcing in-person Senate vote amid coronavirus pandemic 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.