Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has responded to President Donald Trump’s accusations he had ‘illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime’.
Trump posted a tweet late Thursday saying that the meetings were ‘to the detriment of the American people’.
During an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday, Kerry compared the leader’s behavior to that of children.
‘He really is the rare combination – he’s got the maturity of an eight-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl. That’s just who he is,’ the former Massachusetts senator told the show’s host and audience.
Kerry added that the president needs to spend more time addressing issues that matter.
He mentioned he should be worrying about the plea deal Paul Manafort has struck with Robert Mueller to cooperate with the Russia investigation, saying: ‘Soon he’ll be saying that’s the worst deal that’s been made’.
‘He’s the first President who spends more time reading his Twitter likes than his briefing books or the constitution of the United States,’ he said during the interview.
‘It’s gone from the art of the deal to the art of the squeal,’ he said, mentioning the anonymous op-ed that recently appeared in the New York Times where a member of Trump’s administration revealed they and other members of the team have vowed to take him down from the inside.
The Vietnam war veteran was on the show to promote his new memoir Every Day Is Extra and urged the audience to see 2017’s Netflix film The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which documents just how early the lying about the reason for the war began.