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

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyGOP leaders go into attack mode against Harris Republicans fear disaster in November Gaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker 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 ToddPublic health expert: 50 percent effective coronavirus vaccine would be 'better than what we have now' Navarro 'confident' Trump executive actions 'will stand up' in court Karen Bass: 'I'm not a socialist, I'm not a communist' 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 BoltonThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Speculation over Biden's running mate announcement Ex-Trump adviser, impeachment witness Fiona Hill gets book deal Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon 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 PaulWatchdog calls for probe into Gohmert 'disregarding public health guidance' on COVID-19 Massie plans to donate plasma after testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies After trillions in tax cuts for the rich, Republicans refuse to help struggling Americans 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.