President Donald Trump’s handling of foreign policy is “so far, so good,” Sen. Tim Scott said on Fox News Thursday.
Asked if the American people deserve greater transparency on the president’s recent closed-door meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the South Carolina Republican answered: “I have confidence that what happened in the meeting is in the best interests of the country.”
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“We elected the president; he has to be our leader on global affairs, foreign affairs,” Scott continued. “So far, so good. We have to let him do what he is doing, and be in a position to hold him accountable if we find something has gone off the rails.”
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have criticized Trump in the wake of his Monday news conference with Putin, taking issue with his comments casting doubt on Russian election interference, expressing openness to the possibility of handing over Americans to Russia, and more.
Scott appeared to dismiss these critiques and others as “disagreements,” insignificant in the face of a “more secure” America.
“Are there areas where we have some disagreements? Certainly,” Scott said. “We have a conversation about trade and other issues. But the truth of the matter is that I believe America is more secure today than it has been in the last decade.”
Trump on Thursday took to Twitter to tease a second meeting with Putin, at which he hopes to “start implementing” some of the things they discussed.