Barack Obama’s national security adviser criticized the Trump administration for being “racist at heart” and said that Joe Biden’s election to the presidency was vital to “remove Donald Trump and dismiss those who supported him.” Senate in the dustbin of history ”.
Susan Rice, who has been mentioned in recent weeks as a possible vice-presidential candidate, also accused Trump of “gross abuse of power” and “putting his self-interest above national security” at the following the revelations of John Bolton.
Bolton, who was Trump’s national security adviser before his dismissal in September of last year, says in his new book that the president asked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to buy American agricultural products in order to ‘increase their chances of re-election.
“He’s Donald Trump’s chief executive,” said Rice MSNBC Friday.
Susan Rice (left), who was National Security Advisor to former President Barack Obama, tore President Trump apart (right), calling his administration “ racist at heart ”
“He places his personal and political interest above our national security and our national interest.
“If there has ever been a gross abuse of power, this is it, and it is exposed to voters.
“He is ready to sacrifice our sovereignty and our democracy for his own political advantage.”
Trump rejected Bolton’s book on Thursday as “pure fiction” and said his former aide “was trying to get revenge” on the president for firing him.
The Trump administration has gone to court to try to stop the publication of Bolton’s book, although legal experts say it is unlikely to be successful.
Rice said Trump’s Senate supporters, such as Republican majority Leader Mitch McConnell (above), were part of the “ garbage dump in history ”.
When asked to comment on Rice’s remarks, a White House spokesperson defended Trump’s race record, telling DailyMail.com, “These comments from the former national security adviser are disgusting and she should be ashamed.
“Donald Trump’s record as a private citizen and as president has been to fight for inclusion and to advocate for equal treatment for all.
“ Anyone who suggests otherwise seeks only to sow division and ignore the work of the president for underserved communities, including during his tenure with revolutionary criminal justice reform, the creation of zones of opportunity, the building the most inclusive economy in American history and the priority of our nation’s HBCU.
Rice was invited to comment on the recent resignation of Mary Elizabeth Taylor.
Taylor, 30, is the youngest assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs in history and the first black woman to hold the post.
She resigned Thursday to protest Trump’s treatment of the widespread unrest after the death of George Floyd, implicated by the police.
In announcing his decision to resign, Taylor said the president’s actions “greatly reduce my core values and my beliefs.”
Asked about Taylor’s departure, Rice said, “I would say better late than never.”
But Rice also wondered how Taylor could continue to “serve an administration that had been racist at its core for three and a half years”.
She said Trump “compared peaceful protesters in Charlottesville to white supremacists, calling the white supremacists very good people in the past few weeks when the president bashed the Black Lives Matter movement.”
Rice said, “This is an administration whose record on race is simply shameful.”
In August 2017, Trump angered many when he said that there were “ very good people on both sides ” of the protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, where right-wing extremists and supremacists Whites clashed with supporters of civil rights groups and anti-facist organizations.
A woman was killed when an alleged white supremacist rammed her car into a crowd of protesters. Dozens of injured.
On Thursday, Mary Elizabeth Taylor resigned from her post as senior official in the State Department to protest against the actions of the administration in the management of the unrest after the death of George Floyd, implicated by the police. Rice said of Taylor’s resignation: “I’d say it’s better late than never”
“ So, although I respect the fact that belatedly, this assistant secretary, Miss Taylor, recognized how unacceptable it is and decided that she can no longer serve, what we have seen in recent days is not not all that different from what we’ve seen in the past three and a half years, ”said Rice.
Rice also criticized Trump for “shameful and contemptible lies” – namely the president’s assertion that the Obama administration did not attempt to implement police reforms.
“This is just one more in a series of shameful lies,” said Rice.
“The Obama-Biden administration’s record on police and criminal justice reform is very well known.”
Rice said the Obama administration had limited the transfer of military equipment to the police and investigated police departments with a history of racism and brutality.
“ The Trump administration is very aware of all these reforms because they came in and systematically defeated them from the start of the administration, so to say that the Obama-Biden administration did nothing is a bald lie Rice said. .
The former national security adviser added that Trump is now scrambling in a very superficial, shy and insufficient way to try to find the bright side of this issue. “
Rice also commented on the claims of former Trump national security adviser John Bolton (seen above in Nashville in February)
Trump pleaded in Osaka with Chinese President Xi Jinping to buy US agricultural products, describing the terrain in electoral terms, writes Bolton
After the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, detained by the Minneapolis police on May 25, the president unveiled his executive order for police reform at Rose Garden on Tuesday.
The decree provides for the creation of a registry of cops of bad actors.
The president’s plan will prohibit police from using strangulation except in cases where their lives are in danger and will set up a database where police will follow officers who have been accused of using excessive force.
President Trump said in his remarks – where he did not mention George Floyd or black-police relations – that the plan will increase “ accountability ” and “ transparency ” while allowing police officers to do their job and protect their communities.
He also said the measures are aimed at eliminating the “small” amount of bad cops, saying there is a very small percentage of bad apple offices.
“When you remove the policy, you hurt those who have the least. No one needs a stronger, more reliable police than those living in distressed areas, ” said Trump.
“No one is more opposed to the small number of bad police officers – and you have them. They are very small. I use the lowercase word, it’s a very small percentage – but you have them, ”he continued.
“ But nobody wants to get rid of it more than the overwhelming number of very good and excellent police, ” said Trump.