During an interview on Fox Business, RNC spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington came out swinging at the Democrats for their criticism of Trump as he became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in the Hermit Kingdom, saying that they are so against the president that they would call for “war” even if he brought about “world peace.”
“The president could secure world peace, and suddenly you’d have the Democrats calling for war,” Harrington said. “They oppose everything this president does, even if it’s positions that they themselves have advocated for not too long ago.”
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.@realDonaldTrump could secure world peace and suddenly the Democrats would start calling for war
The President is leading on the world stage and Democrats have nothing to offer except resistance pic.twitter.com/AdutGDiyWa
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) July 1, 2019
Harrington went on to say that she “guess[es]” that the Democrats would also be in opposition to Trump “getting our hostages” and our fallen soldiers’ “remains” back from the Hermit Kingdom as well as curbing “nuclear tests” by North Korea that came about from Trump’s “diplomacy.”
“So the president, he’s winning, he’s leading on the world stage,” the RNC spokeswoman added. “And the Democrats don’t have any answer for it except obstruction and resistance.”
Harrington’s comments came the day after the president held a historic meeting with Kim. Several of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates have gone after Trump for his meeting with Kim.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) accused the president of “squandering American influence” by “exchanging love letters” and engaging in “photo ops” with the North Korean leader.
One of the front-runners in the Democratic primary — self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — did not have qualms with the president meeting with Kim but claimed that Trump weakened the Department of State.
Additionally, a spokesperson for former Vice President Joe Biden — another front-runner in the primary — claimed that Trump was putting U.S. national security interests on the line by “coddling” dictators.