Scott Walker Responds To Obama’s ‘Bone Up’ Comment
“President Obama’s failed leadership has put him at odds with many across the country…”
In an interview with NPR Monday, President Obama felt the need to respond to Gov. Scott Walker’s criticism of his Iran deal. Walker has now fired back.
When asked about his thoughts on Walker’s statement that if he were elected president he would “pull back” on the nuclear deal with Iran, Obama—who came into office with zero foreign policy chops—had the lack of self-awareness to disparage Walker’s understanding of the issue, telling the “foolish” presidential hopeful to “bone up on foreign policy”:
OBAMA: …I am confident that any president who gets elected will be knowledgeable enough about foreign policy and knowledgeable enough about the traditions and precedents of presidential power that they won’t start calling to question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries. It would be a foolish approach to take, and, you know, perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.
Walker responded to Obama’s reprimand Tuesday, calling out Obama for his “failed leadership,” and saying maybe he should spend more time working with governors and Congress than “attacking them”:
President Obama’s failed leadership has put him at odds with many across the country, including members of his own party, and key allies around the world. Americans would be better served by a president who spent more time working with governors and members of Congress rather than attacking them. Whether it is cutting a bad deal with Iran, calling ISIS the JV squad, or touting Yemen as a success story, Obama’s lack of leadership has hurt America’s safety and standing in the world.
In the interview, Obama defended the nuclear deal, explaining that even if the Iran regime could not be trusted, the deal was still a positive move for the stability of the region. Here’s the video of the interview via NPR: