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John Kerry: US ‘Not Paid for’ the enforcement of Obama’s “Red line” in Syria
President Trump to beat John Kerry on Monday, marking the former Massachusetts senator and Secretary of state of the “father” of the Iran nuclear deal amid speculation that Kerry challenge could Trump the choice of 2020.
“I see that John Kerry, the father of the now over Iran deal, is thinking of running for President,” Trump tweeted. “I should be so happy – even if the theme looks currently, the Assembly really good – FOR ME!”
I see that John Kerry, the father of the now over Iran deal, is thinking of running for President. I should only be so lucky – although the field is currently the the Assembly looks really good – FOR ME!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3. September 2018
The tweet from the President came, in the midst of speculation that Kerry, the democratic candidate who ran unsuccessfully against President George W. Bush in 2004, is considering another run in two years.
Kerry, 74, has refused to rule out another run for the White house in 2020, but the Democrats urged to focus on the midterm race.
“Talking about 2020 right now is a total distraction and waste of time,” Kerry said in an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation”.
“What we need to do is to focus on 2018. We need to win back, to move the confidence of the country in a better direction, and in a reasonable manner,” he said.
Kerry said that for now he will “continue to be an activist.”
He added, “I’m going to continue to fight.”
In January, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported that Kerry, on a visit to the Middle East, told Palestinian officials he was considering to run for President in the year 2020.
Trump has been critical not only of the Iran-deal, but also of Kerry’s role in the negotiation of the now-defunct contract. The President repeated Kerry has called the “worst negotiator I’ve ever seen.”
Kerry also criticized the former President Barack Obama, in his CBS interview, with the argument that Obama should have followed through on his infamous “red line” warning to Syria, and that the United States “paid a price” as a result of Obama’s inaction.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.
Matt Richardson is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @MRichardson713.