“The president of the United States needs to know what’s going on around the world”
President Barack Obama took a jab Friday at Donald Trump’s understanding of foreign policy and “the world generally.”
Speaking at a nuclear summit in Washington D.C, Obama said statements the Republican frontrunner made about nuclear proliferation earlier this week indicate he is ignorant about the finer points of international diplomacy. Among other things, Trump said Japan and South Korea should have access to nuclear weapons to protect themselves against the “maniac in North Korea.”
“[The statements] tell us that the person who made the statements doesn’t know much about foreign policy, nuclear policy, the Korean peninsula or the world generally,” Obama said at a press conference following the two-day Nuclear Security Summit.