Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told CNN on Friday that in a dangerous world he does not want to “gamble” on Donald Trump.
“The real challenge is to provide world leadership. And that’s the difference between Secretary (Hillary) Clinton and Trump,” Panetta, who served as the Director of the CIA from 2009-2011, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.” “Trump is talking about the world in a way that takes us back to the 1930’s.”
Trump, who is now the presumptive Republican nominee, outlined his foreign policy philosophy in an extensive speech last month, promising that “under a Trump administration, no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries.”
“He’s talking all this isolationism, America first, he’s talking about distributing A-bombs around the world — those are crazy positions,” Panetta added, referencing Trump’s comments in March when he raised the possibility that Japan should arm itself with nuclear weapons to take on threats from North Korea.
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