Sen. Mazie Hirono Slams Trump: He’s ‘More Than Willing’ to Believe Murderers, Dictators Over His Own Intel Community
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Friday that President Donald Trump is more than willing to take the word of dictators and murderers over the information from his own intel community.
Keilar, who was filling in for Wolf Blitzer, asked for Hirono’s reaction to Trump saying his comments about Otto Warmbier were misinterpreted.
She then played a clip of Trump saying this at the press conference: “I did speak to him [Kim Jong Un about Warmbier]. He felt very badly. He knew the case very well. He knew it later. Got a lot of people, big country. A lot of people. In those prisons and those camps, you have a lot of people. Some really bad things happened to Otto.”
After the clip ended, Keilar noted that Trump responded to the rebuke from the Warmbeirs by saying he blames North Korea.
However, Keilar stressed, he still did not blame Kim Jong Un directly. She then asked the senator’s thoughts.
Hirono noted that when it came to these matters “North Korea is Kim Jong Un.”
“Once again, the president tries to walk back. We all know what we heard,” Hirono continued on. “Don’t trust our lying ears, our lying eyes. Give me a break. This whole thing was very tragic.”
The senator then said this: “Again, points out how the president is more than willing to take the word of dictators or murderers over the information that he gets from his own Intel community.”
Watch above, via CNN
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