US Senator Tom Cotton has revealed the details behind Robert Gates switching of royalty from Donald Trump to Joe Biden and said, “Barack Obama’s own secretary of defence said Joe Biden has been wrong on nearly every major national security decision over the past four decades.”
Cotton was referring to a famous quote by Robert Gates, a Republican who served as defence secretary under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In his 2014 memoir, Gates wrote: “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
But in a June interview with NPR, Gates indicated he supported Biden for president. “What I will say is, I wrote in my book ‘Duty’ in 2014, that I thought Joe Biden had been wrong on almost every major foreign policy issue over the preceding 40 years,” he said.
“I wrote on the same page, though, that I regarded Joe Biden as a man of great integrity, a very decent human being, as somebody that if you had a personal problem or an issue, Joe Biden would be there to help you.
So although I’ve got a lot of policy disagreements with the former vice president, he is a decent person. … I think that what the country needs is somebody who will try to bring us together.”