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

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Stopgap spending bill includes military pay raise | Schumer presses Pentagon to protect impeachment witnesses | US ends civil-nuclear waiver in Iran Cruz, Graham and Cheney call on Trump to end all nuclear waivers for Iran Pompeo: US ending sanctions waiver for site where Iran resumed uranium enrichment 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 ToddHillary Clinton to Kennedy: 'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?' Trump praises Kennedy after Chuck Todd links senator's Ukraine remarks to Putin Scarborough rips GOP over Ukraine conspiracy theories 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 key impeachment hearings are before an appeals court, not the House Judiciary panel Beyond the myth of Sunni-Shia wars in the Middle East The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment of Trump resumes 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 PaulTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans Democratic congressman calls for study of effects of sex-trafficking law McConnell says he's 'honored' to be WholeFoods Magazine's 2019 'Person of the Year' 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.