Kerry rips Trump’s ‘pull-out, walk-away presidency’

Kerry rips Trump’s ‘pull-out, walk-away presidency’
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Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryOcasio-Cortez and Cruz's dialogue shows common ground isn't just for moderates 'Landslide' for Biden? A look at 40 years of inaccurate presidential polls Trump campaign considering making a play for blue state Oregon: report MORE in a new interview said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE’s “pull-out, walk-away presidency” is not “enhancing” U.S. interests abroad.

"This president is not negotiating. He doesn't negotiate. This is a man who claims to be the world's greatest negotiator,” Kerry told David Axelrod on CNN’s “The Axe Files” Saturday night, the network reported.

“What is he negotiating?" Kerry asked.

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"President Trump has isolated America and taken us backwards in terms of institutions that were structured ever since World War II to bring the world together," he added, according to CNN.

Kerry during the interview knocked current Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump admin to discuss sending additional military force to Middle East amid Iran tensions: report Buttigieg: Iran situation 'disturbingly reminiscent' of lead-up to Iraq War Buttigieg: Iran situation 'disturbingly reminiscent' of lead-up to Iraq War MORE, who said earlier this month that “the age of self-inflicted American shame is over” during a Cairo speech criticizing Obama-era policies.

"Who’s kidding who? Are you kidding me?” Kerry, who served in the Obama administration, asked.

“The age of shame is over when a president of the United States capitulates to the president of Russia and adopts his point of view on Afghanistan?” he asked. “When he stands up and in a moment of ignominy just capitulates … [and] says ‘I believe Putin not my intelligence community.’”

Kerry also criticized Trump’s recent decision to pull out U.S. troops from Syria, noting former Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisTop nuclear official quietly left Pentagon in April Top nuclear official quietly left Pentagon in April Overnight Defense: Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks | House panel approves 3B defense bill | Trump shares designs for red, white and blue Air Force One MORE’s later resignation.

“That is a moment of shame. We gotta get our facts straight here.”

The former Democratic presidential nominee also told Axelrod he hasn’t “taken anything off the table” regarding a 2020 White House bid, but pointed to the number of Democrats who have already announced campaigns, CNN reported.

"I don't think it's important to be talking about who's in and who's out. What's important to talk about is where do we need to go? Where do we need to go as a country? We are not doing the great things that America should be doing," Kerry said, according to the network.

"I'm going to be in the middle of the debate no matter what, period."