SCHUMER: Trump’s ‘Erratic, Reckless’ Foreign Policy ‘Making America Less Safe’

Originally published at: SCHUMER: Trump’s ‘Erratic, Reckless’ Foreign Policy ‘Making America Less Safe’ | Sean Hannity

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer doubled-down on his all-out critique of the President’s foreign policy this week; saying Trump’s actions abroad “make America less safe.”

“Pres. Trump’s erratic, reckless foreign policy is making America less safe. His admin’s brazen willingness to undermine Congress’s war powers underscores the need for this legislation from Sen. Sanders & Rep. Khanna. Americans do not want another endless war in the Middle East,” posted Schumer on social media.

Pres. Trump’s erratic, reckless foreign policy is making America less safe.

His admin’s brazen willingness to undermine Congress’s war powers underscores the need for this legislation from Sen. Sanders & Rep. Khanna.

Americans do not want another endless war in the Middle East. https://t.co/O8RTebt3QJ

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 9, 2020

 

President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday afternoon after an Iranian missile strike on US troops in Iraq; saying Tehran “appears to be standing down” while vowing the Islamic Regime “will never have a nuclear weapon.”

“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime,” said the President. “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned.”

“The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we need to use it. … We do not want to use it,” he added.

“U.S. defense officials told Fox News the U.S. military did not attempt to shoot down the ballistic missiles fired from Iran because there were no American military assets in place to intercept them. The Patriot and Avenger anti-missile defense systems are deployed to other locations in the Middle East, but not to the two Iraqi bases targeted by Iran. Officials say the American assets are in high demand and short supply around the world,” reports Fox News.