Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under former president George W. Bush, recently sat down with David Axelrod for a truly enlightening interview. During their discussion, Ms. Rice had some interesting takes on President Donald Trump, his tweets, and North Korea.
When asked about special counsel Robert Mueller, the Russia probe and President Trump’s characterization of the investigation as a hoax, Rice said, “[Mueller] is a terrific person, straight shooter. I think he’ll — he will push to a conclusion. I don’t have any idea what it will be. I hope, frankly, it’s over pretty soon, because we need to get on with our business… the President shouldn’t call it a hoax. Let’s just say that. But the fact is we will get to the bottom of what happened. I hope that there are people spending as much time trying to figure out exactly how the Russians did what they did.”
While Ms. Rice refused to offer any advice to the president, she did say that neither Trump, nor anyone else, “should try to impede the investigation” into Russia’s tampering with the 2016 Presidential Election.
Ms. Rice also admitted that she isn’t a fan of Trump’s tendency to go on Twitter rampages. When asked about Trump’s tweets concerning nuclear threats from North Korea and Kim Jong Un, she stated, “I’ve been no fan of the tweets, the policy by tweets…” However, she doesn’t feel that Trump’s tweets are causing too much damage, as she believes Kim Jong Un is more intelligent than she originally thought.
To support her belief, Ms. Rice pointed to Kim Jong Un’s upcoming meeting with South Korea, where it is hoped an arrangement will be made to ease the tensions between the two countries. “The approach to the South Koreans was clever; the decision to go to the Olympics is clever.”
She almost makes it sound like she thinks Kim Jong Un is smarter than President Donald Trump. But really, most people are probably smarter than Trump.