Pete Hegseth said Hillary Clinton could be worse for the country than Barack Obama.
During an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller Monday, the 36-year-old former infantry Captain in the Army National Guard said that, if elected, Clinton would continue Obama’s “coexist” foreign policy.
“I think Hillary Clinton is a globalist, just like Barack Obama,” Hegseth said during a launch for his book “In The Arena.” “It’s not that being engaged with the world is bad, it’s when you think you should have a global agenda or keep our borders wide open.”
“Obama’s foreign policy is a coexist foreign policy — you’ve seen the bumper stickers. There is nothing wrong with coexisting, the problem is when coexisting is your end goal. She will continue that.”
“She wants to bring six times the number of refugees to America that Obama does. How is that good for us right now? Mark my words — she is no better and might be worse [than Obama].”
Hegseth said that we “need a new president that believes in our country,” and he thinks Donald Trump is that person.
“Trump will react [to terrorism] in a reflexively pro-American way. He will react in a way that puts American interests first, but not in a proud bombastic way.”
Hegseth expressed doubt over some things Trump has said, including when he said John McCain was “not a war hero.”
“He’s in the right place in his gut, and I’ve taken issues with some of his policies but I think he’s opening to listening and learning,” he continued.
“You can elect a series of policy positions or you can elect a leader, and I think in this case we need someone whose heart and gut is in the right place.”