Since losing the presidential election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has spoken out for the first time against Trump’s administration. In an interview with CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour at the Women for Women International 2017 annual luncheon in New York, Hillary talked about a wide range of issues ranging from the past U.S election to the new Trump administration.
While talking about North Korea, Hillary said that “North Koreans have always been interested in trying to get America to come to negotiate in order to elevate their status and their position. And we should be very careful about giving that away. We should not offer that in the absence of a broader, strategic framework to try to get China, Japan, Russia and South Korea to put the kind of pressure on the regime to bring them to the negotiating table with some kind of realistic prospects for change.”
She emphasised the fact that the military tool is a necessary tool but it should be only one of three tools available. She stressed that diplomacy and development should be the first efforts. She reiterated that we certainly need diplomacy and development that will be to the benefit of the United States, to our security, to our values and interest.
She went further to criticize President Trump when she said: “So negotiations are critical and not just throwing out a tweet and saying let’s just get together and maybe we can come up with some kind of a deal. That doesn’t work.”
During the interview, Hillary said that real change is made through building upon past progress — not vowing to throw out the whole system. This basically refers to many strategies of the Obama administration which President Donald Trump is trying to over rule and throw away. For instance, The Affordable Care Act which is popularly known as “Obamacare”.
Trump vowed that he was going to repeal and replace Obamacare. In fact, as soon as he assumed office, his first executive order was aimed at repealing Obamacare. However, he did not succeed in doing this because he could not come up with a better health care program for the Americans. Hence he did not get the needed support from congress that would have enabled him repeal and replace Obamacare. He therefore called off the vote on the healthcare bill. Critics say that Trump was only bent on eliminating ex President Barack Obama’s legacy which is Obamacare.
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