Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s National Security Speech

Dec 18, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump delivered a speech on the Administration’s national security strategy: 
 
“Rather than make America more safe, President Trump today made clear his intention to double down on his reckless and rash policies.  Instead of smart and strong leadership, the Administration is offering the world only further incoherence and confusion.
 
“From the start, the President has pushed a foreign policy characterized by instability and unpredictability.  The President’s attempts to dismantle the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action actively put the catastrophic possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran back on the table.  At the same time, his reckless antagonism of North Korea has made Pyongyang an even greater threat to the region and world.  
 
“American values and interests both demand that the White House back down from its dangerous saber-rattling and erratic behavior and deliver a comprehensive, coherent strategy to address the growing threats facing our nation.  It is also long past time the President provides needed support and resources to our diplomats and civil servants, who work tirelessly each day to advance a more stable, secure and peaceful world.”

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