During a live TV segment, Piers Morgan attempted to portray former President Donald Trump as a foreign policy genius. However, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie swiftly countered this narrative.
Trump had often boasted of his close relationships with dictators and autocrats, including North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. On “Fox News Tonight,” Morgan claimed that the U.S. never went to war under Trump and suggested that Trump’s unpredictability may have kept dictators like Putin and Kim Jong Un in check.
Christie, who is vying for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination against Trump, interjected with a reality check. He emphasized that praising Kim Jong Un as a “great guy” did not prevent him from advancing missile technology, enabling missiles capable of reaching the United States during Trump’s presidency.
Christie further pointed out that Putin continued to bolster Russia’s military forces in anticipation of potential conflicts, particularly regarding Ukraine. He highlighted that Trump did not hold Putin accountable for these actions, nor for withholding military aid from Ukraine in an attempt to gather compromising information on Joe Biden.
The exchange on live television demonstrated Christie’s willingness to challenge the portrayal of Trump as a foreign policy mastermind. It underscored the importance of holding leaders accountable for their actions and debunking unfounded claims of successful diplomacy.
Morgan’s assertion that dictators refrained from provocative actions during Trump’s tenure was met with a stark reality check by Christie. The discussion highlighted the complexities of foreign policy and the need for a nuanced understanding of international relations beyond superficial narratives.