Secretary of State during the Clinton administration, Madeleine Albright responded to President Trump’s backtracking of his comments made at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At the White House Trump recently said, “I said the word would instead of wouldn’t” adding, “the sentence should have been I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia, sort of a double negative.”
Albright stated, “I think he must think we’re genuinely stupid because, if one watched what he was doing in his press conference, he made it quite clear that he was believing Putin much more than his own people, that he had a — he was unclear about what his agenda was, period, and then just trying to persuade us that there was just a couple of letters missing.”
“I just find it very strange that he has so little understanding of the fact of how he is coming across to the people of the United States and to people in other countries because he believes that he’s so persuasive. I think that he’s so unclear and is only interested in superlatives. That’s all he ever speaks in are superlatives, and I think he may, in fact, get his wish and go down in history as the least democratic president we’ve had.”