California Rep. Barbara Lee appeared on CNN on Friday where she was asked to compare President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama.
In a strange twist, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin asked Lee a tough question about Obama.
“Do you, Congresswoman Lee, give President Trump any credit for having the guts to do something that President Obama couldn’t quite bring himself to do?” she asked, referencing Trump’s decision to launch a missile strike at Syria.
Lee dodged the questions and said that “one surgical strike is not going to stop Assad from using chemical weapons, nor is it going to stop him from wreaking havoc on the Syrian people.”
What Lee failed to mention was how Obama refused to take a stand against Syria after he promised to take action if they used chemical weapons against their own people.
Obama’s spineless foreign policy in the Middle East hurt the reputation of the United States and damaged our credibility in international politics.
At least now, under Trump, we are a nation that sticks to its word, regardless of how tough those choices are.
See the full exchange in the video below: