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Madeleine Albright: Trump is 'Erratic' and 'Says Crazy Things'

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By    |   Friday, 03 Jun 2016 01:16 PM

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joined her fellow former secretary Hillary Clinton in attacking presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, calling him "erratic" and telling CNN's Chris Cuomo that Trump "says crazy things."

"I think what Donald Trump talks about, that America is not liked by its allies, is absolutely not true," Albright said on Friday morning's "New Day" program.

"I have traveled abroad an awful lot, and our allies don't think we're weak. They don't understand what he is saying and why he changes his mind, why he thinks that NATO doesn't work, why he thinks Saudi Arabia needs to have nuclear weapons, why he says the Japanese need to be nuclearized. Any number of things that absolutely don't make sense."

Albright, a distinguished professor of diplomacy at Georgetown University's School of Foreign service, also took a page from Trump's book, tweeting out an attack on Trump's decision-making when it comes to foreign policy:

Albright, who was secretary of state under former President Bill Clinton, said she agrees with Hillary that Trump lacks the temperament to be president.

"I have been in the situation room," Albright said. "Temperament is necessary. What you need to have is somebody who doesn't thinks he knows everything but has people around that differ in their opinions, who is respectful of the people's opinions, who listens, who makes considered judgments and understands the unintended consequences of foreign policy decisions. Donald Trump does not exhibit any iota of any one of those qualities, and it makes me nervous. It really does."

Albright also downplayed the State Department inspectors general report that found Clinton had violated agency rules on record keeping with her use of a private email server, a key focus Trump used at a San Jose, California rally while responding to Clinton's address.

Trump blamed Clinton's speech on the controversy over her email server, calling the speech "pathetic" and commenting that she will follow President Barack Obama's agenda because "she doesn't want to go to jail."

"She has said she made a mistake, and nobody is going to die as a result of anything that happened on emails," Albright told Cuomo Friday.

Albright last year said that she would not have approved the use of a private email server for one of her employees at the State Department, reports The Huffington Post, but later amended her comments to say she would not authorize the server if she was the secretary of state now after "all of this controversy."


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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joined her fellow former secretary Hillary Clinton in attacking presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, calling him "erratic" and telling CNN's Chris Cuomo that Trump "says crazy things."
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