Obama Fires Back at Huckabee over Iran Comments: ‘Ridiculous if It Weren’t So Sad’
Speaking from Ethiopia during his African trip, President Barack Obama criticized GOP candidate Mike Huckabee for his comments about the Iran nuclear deal, especially the regrettable remark in which he claimed Obama was leading Israelis to the “door of the oven.”
“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are, I think, part of just a general pattern that we’ve seen would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad,” Obama said.
“I mean, we’ve had a sitting senator call John Kerry Pontius Pilate. We had a sitting senator who also happens to be running for president suggesting that I’m the leading state sponsor of terrorism. These are leaders in the Republican party.”
“Part of what, historically, has made America great is particularly when it comes to foreign policy, there’s been a recognition that these issues are too serious, that issues of war and peace are of such grave concern and consequence that we don’t play fast and loose that way,” he concluded.
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