Former Vice President Joe Biden "exposes himself every time he opens his mouth on foreign policy," former White House chief of staff Ari Fleischer said Wednesday, lamenting the level of "animosity" toward President Trump.
"The military is incredible. They’ve done just a phenomenal job and I have great faith in them. But my lord, the president should stay in his lane and listen to the military and not get off on these rants he goes on...Now he is saying we are keeping troops in Iraq to protect the oil fields and that we are going to take the oil. That’s like putting up 500 banners...recruiting for ISIS," Biden claimed.
He cited a recent column in The Washington Post which alleges that "Joe Biden is the absolute wrongest person on earth to be talking about this because he's the man that opposed the raid against Osama bin Laden."
"Biden's foreign policy judgment, as everybody knows, has been poor for three decades," he said.
"And, for him to weigh in on this now — the president deserves the credit he gets as commander in chief for authorizing a raid. The military carries it out. It's not more complicated than that," he told Hemmer and Smith.
"I remember that feeling after the raid against bin Laden and it was a great American moment," said Fleischer. "This too was a great American moment. But, people just cannot resist the siren song of taking cheap shots and that's what this is.
"You know, this animosity towards the president runs so deep that it has distorted people's better judgment. There should be times where we, as Americans, stop and just say thank you," he said.