This is sure to raise a loud response from President Trump’s base of supporters. John Kerry, the former secretary of state and potential 2020 hopeful, called on President Trump to step down during a Tuesday appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Kerry ran for the presidency and lost his bid for the position in 2004. He made the statement during a panel in which he was asked a hypothetical question: What his message for Trump would be if he were sitting next to him?
“He doesn’t take any of this seriously,” said the former U.S. senator.
When pressed by CNBC’s Tania Bryer, Kerry gave a one-word response: “Resign.”
Trump was scheduled to travel to Davos for the summit but canceled because of the ongoing partial government shutdown. The president ridiculed the media early Tuesday in a Twitter post acknowledging this year’s absence.
“Last time I went to Davos, the Fake News said I should not go there” he tweeted. “This year, because of the Shutdown, I decided not to go, and the Fake News said I should be there.”
Kerry’s one word, “Resign,” is not out of step with his previous positions on the presdient. He has been a consistent Trump critic. After the September release of Bob Woodard’s book “Fear,” which claimed to provide inside knowledge of the Trump White House, Kerry said the alleged details scare him.
Following the resignation of former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis earlier this year, Kerry lashed out at Trump’s “pull-out, walk-away presidency” and described Trump’s decision to pull out U.S. troops from Syria a “moment of shame.”
When the former Democratic presidential nominee was asked if he would consider running again in 2020, Kerry said he hasn’t “taken anything off the table.”
What do you think about Kerry and his “word” to the president?