Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that President Donald Trump lacks the needed “patience” and “focus” to make substantial changes to American foreign policy, previewing a possible attack line as the former President prepares to return to the campaign trail for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Obama used a lengthy podcast interview with two former aides, Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, to reflect on his own presidency, tout Biden’s candidacy and offer some advice to progressives in his own party. But the most pointed comments in Obama’s 45-minute “Pod Save America” interview out Wednesday were directed at Trump.
“It’s not as if Trump has been all that active internationally. I mean, the truth is he doesn’t have the patience and the focus to really substantially change a lot of US foreign policy,” Obama said, adding that the President has “systematically tried to decimate our entire foreign policy infrastructure.”