John Kerry Slams Trump: He ‘Doesn’t Know How to Defend the Troops’

John Kerry Slams Trump: He ‘Doesn’t Know How to Defend the Troops’

Former Secretary of State John Kerry blasted President Donald Trump during his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Kerry, who was the party’s 2004 presidential nominee, highlighted Trump’s foreign policy failures.

Kerry said the President ‘doesn’t know how to defend the troops’ but he’s interested ‘in defending himself.’

“Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and peaceful world. Like everything else he inherited he bankrupted it,” Kerry said.

“When this president goes overseas, it’s not a goodwill mission. It’s a blooper real. America deserves a president who is looked up to, not laughed at.”

“This moment is a fight for the security of America and the world. Only Joe Biden can make America lead like America again,” he said.

Kerry also appeared to mock Trump for hiding in the White House bunker during recent protests. The President was widely criticized for what many saw as an overreaction to the protests following the death of George Floyd.

“Our troops can’t get out of harm’s way by hiding in the White House bunker,” Kerry said.

Following former First Lady Michelle Obama’s convention speech on Monday, Trump responded angrily on Twitter. It remains to be seen if he’ll say anything about Kerry but reports suggest the President is watching the Democratic convention.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor