Condoleezza Rice: US-Pakistan relationship like a 'critically ill patient'

Katrina Barker
May 10, 2017

Ms. Rice said Mr. Putin has been wanting to interfere in the US elections for a while, and Mrs. Clinton gave him a reason to do so this time, saying Mr. Putin is an "eye for an eye"-type of person". "And so I'm not going to question the legitimacy of their vote because Vladimir Putin tried to interfere in the election".

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a public debate in Warsaw, Poland, on June 29.

As for pushing the Chinese, Rice thinks it's the right move.

Whoopi Goldberg asked Rice to comment on attempts from members of former President Obama's administration to warn Trump about hiring Michael Flynn.

Host Joy Behar began by trying to get Rice to comment on current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's attachments to Russian Federation.

Rice also defended founding fathers and former presidents like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson for having been slave owners. "And when he said, you know, this job's a lot harder than I thought, I actually kind of felt bad for him, because it is a really hard job, and it's a lonely job, and you want people around you who you trust".

"Thats how I thought about Pakistan when I was there".

"Secretary Clinton questioned the legitimacy of his election in 2012".

"H.R. McMaster is as good as you can do for national security advisor ..."

"What you can't do is be intimidated by Putin or let him play these psychological games", Rice added. She said that she wouldn't have used the language Trump did complimenting him.

The former secretary of state also criticized Flynn's conversations about sanctions with the Russian ambassador, which took place before President Trump was inaugurated.

"We have a different kind of president, alright?"

"Clearly, they are, I think, trying to send a message that they are powerful, they are strong, they can make the United States suffer, and this is not a situation that any American president can ultimately tolerate".

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