CNN’s Phil Mudd, a former CIA counterterrorism official, expressed his shock tonight at President Trump alienating and lashing out at U.S. allies ahead of his North Korea summit.
Most notably, Trump and his administration have been picking a fight with Canada and Justin Trudeau over trade in the past few days.
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
A fired-up Mudd told Wolf Blitzer tonight, “He just threw a fourth-grade hissy fit. I would’ve been kept behind… for that hissy fit in fourth grade.”
He said it has pretty serious short-term implications, particularly when it comes to relying on allies on Iran, Russia, and Iran.
And so, Mudd asked, “Would you trust the President of the United States after that tantrum? The answer is no.”
He also made a point of bringing up how Trump is pissing off allies whose soldiers have died alongside ours, saying, “What do you tell the people who sent soldiers to die with us in those wars? ‘Sorry about the President throwing a hissy fit, but if there’s another catastrophic event in the United States, don’t worry about it, we love you’?”
You can watch the video above, via CNN.
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