The former Ambassador to the United Nations under President Obama said Tuesday that many of the problems the Trump White House faces are brought on by those in the administration.
Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power said she is “sad” about the “risk to peace” that she thinks is being created by the Trump administration.
“People say to me all the time, ‘you must be sad for your legacy and all the work you guys did.’ Our legacy? I’m sad for the international order, and the risk to peace, and the welfare of people around the world,” Power said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday.
“The fact that the rest of the world is moving on, China’s trying to forge a free trade agreement where we didn’t, [and] create a huge regional trade bloc that would be a threat to our interests. The fact that the Europeans have basically said to us, ‘you want to walk away from the Iran deal but the Iranian government is keeping to the Iran deal so we’re sticking with it,’ ” Power added.
“These are a real problem of ability when we face threats not of our own making,” she explained. “Most of the crises this administration has faced are of their own making.”
Power is an advocate for the Iran Nuclear deal, negotiated by President Obama and decertified by President Trump last year.