On the same day Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton unloaded on Donald Trump on foreign policy, Bernie Sanders took a swipe at Clinton for her support for the Iraq War, calling it the “worst foreign policy blunder in modern American history.”
“I agree with Secretary Clinton that Donald Trump’s foreign policy ideas are incredibly reckless and irresponsible,” Sanders said in a statement on Thursday. “But when it comes to foreign policy, we cannot forget that Secretary Clinton voted for the war in Iraq, the worst foreign policy blunder in modern American history, and that she has been a proponent of regime change, as in Libya, without thinking through the consequences.”
Clinton delivered a blistering attack on Trump’s foreign policy positions on Thursday, calling them “dangerously incoherent.”
Trump responded on Twitter, saying Clinton had delivered a bad performance. At a rally in San Jose, Calif., Thursday evening, Trump called the speech a “phony speech” and a “Donald Trump hit job.”
Sanders, highlighting his opposition to the Iraq war, said he would continue to avoid foreign quagmires if elected.
“We need a foreign policy based on building coalitions and making certain that the brave American men and women in our military do not get bogged down in perpetual warfare in the Middle East. That’s what I will fight for as president.”