Statements about Foreign Policy
Says President Obama "has never made a statement ... that he wanted a residual force left (in Iraq)."
Says in Tripoli, "jihadists today swim in our embassy pool."
Says his comment about extremists being a JV team "wasn’t specifically referring to" Islamic State.
Police in the United States are allowed to use tear gas even though it "has been classified as a chemical weapon and banned in international conflict since 1993."
Says the former president of the Czech Republic said the American people were a "confederacy of fools" for electing Barack Obama.
"I haven’t really proposed (phasing out aid to Israel) in the past."
Russia "has an economy the size of Italy."
In Syria, "we struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out."
"The so-called defense minister of the People's Republic of Donetsk ... actually posted a bragging social media posting of having shot down a military transport. And then when it became apparent it was civilian, they pulled it down from social media."
Former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney are "unable to visit Europe due to outstanding warrants."
When undocumented children are picked up at the border and "told to appear later in court ... 90 percent do not then show up."
The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."
Says Barack Obama said that "ordinary men and women are too small-minded to govern their own affairs" and that individuals should "surrender their rights to an all-powerful sovereign."
"The U.S. military footprint in Africa is nearly nonexistent."
"In Iran in 1979, the extremists hijacked the broad-based popular revolution against the Shah and established a brutal theocracy."
By 2009, "dozens of senior terrorists had been taken off the battlefield" by drones.
"By the time I left" the State Department, "economic growth was up and opium production was down" in Afghanistan, while "infant mortality declined" and school enrollment rose by more than sevenfold.
Says Hillary Clinton "laid the groundwork" for getting chemical weapons out of Syria.
The five Taliban detainees being released from Guantanamo in exchange for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are the hardest of the hard-core. These are the highest high-risk people."
Says Barack Obama broke a decades-old policy of "not negotiating with terrorists."
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