Former VP Cheney Challenges Pence Over Foreign Policy

  • 2019-03-12
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Former VP Cheney Challenges Pence Over Foreign Policy

Former Vice President Dick Cheney challenged current Vice President Mike Pence over the Trump administrations approach to U.S. foreign policy.

According to Fox News:

Former Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly challenged Vice President Pence over President Trump’s foreign policy on Saturday, with Cheney even comparing Trump's approach to that of former President Barack Obama.

The Washington Post reports that the two clashed at a closed-door retreat hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Georgia, on subjects including the withdrawal of troops from Syria and the tougher stance taken by the Trump administration toward NATO.

Cheney suggested that the 2018 decision to withdraw from Syria was made during “the middle of a phone call” and that “we’re getting into a situation when our friends and allies around the world that we depend upon are going to lack confidence in us.”

“I worry that the bottom line of that kind of an approach is we have an administration that looks a lot more like Barack Obama than Ronald Reagan,” he said.

Pence apparently stood strong during the exchange pointing out that the United States can affirm its commitment to post WWII alliances while also urging our allies to pay their fair share.

 Source: TTN
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