Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz called out the media’s one sided attacks on President Trump over how he is handling North Korea. He pointed out that President Trump is doing a much better job than Obama. “One hopes that the president is not doing what President Obama did years ago when he created a red line with Syria, and then it failed to comply,” said Dershowitz.
“I think that probably President Trump at this point has more credibility. I suspect he’s believed because he’s so unpredictable. We saw it today that the North Koreans responded in kind. So, it’s hard to second guess. Some presidents have taken the position of speak softly and carry a big stick. That was Teddy Roosevelt. Other presidents have spoken forcefully and loudly. It really depends on the situation,” said Dershowitz.
“So, I’m going to wait and see how it plays out before trying to second guess. What I don’t like is Congress coming in now and trying to pass legislation precluding the president from taking military action if necessary,” said Dershowitz.
“That actually blunts any presidential impact and I think it interferes with the president’s right as commander-in-chief to make decisions affecting the — affecting the national security of the United States,” he said.
“So, these are tough questions, difficult times. I think we need to take a deep breath and wait to see how it plays out,” said Dershowitz. Do you think he’s right? Check out the video below.