"An end to the fighting will happen only when Afghans decide for themselves to lay down their arms and come together as one people. That is why the best path forward for the future of this country is a through a political agreement that respects the integrity of the Afghan people, and preserves the accomplishments that we and our Afghan partners have fought so hard to achieve."
February 29, 2020
"In fact, under President Xi’s rule, the Chinese Communist Party is heading even faster and further in the wrong direction – more internal repression, more predatory economic practices, more heavy-handedness, and most concerning for me, a more aggressive military posture."
February 15, 2020
This was a mission that was started before I got here. This was something that was, you know, just they wanted to do. They came to see me. They explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected. My generals are the most respected that we've had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan.
Feb 27, 2017
I send the message from the American people- we are with you, your fight is our fight and we will win together.
Jan 01, 2017
Instead of listening to the siren song of false prophets, we must relearn to work together with respect for opposing points of views in a search for the common ground and a recommitment to shared values that will help us together reaffirm our common humanity.
Jan 12, 2017
What does it say about america if we’re going to inflict torture on people? It makes it hard for us to make the argument about moral superiority of our way of government and our way of life.
Nov 21, 2016
This is serious business. If they're able to harm the electoral process, they may destroy democracy, which is based on free and fair elections.
Dec 18, 2016
As you know France declared an initial state of emergency for three months then prolonged it for another three months. Then they prolonged it for another three months. So there is no obstacle in terms of prolonging it… Initially of course it is three months but after three months we can ask for a second three month period and extend it.
Jul 22, 2016
We will not ignore attempts to interfere with our democratic processes.
Sep 07, 2016
We will build a great wall along the southern border. And Mexico will pay for the wall. 100 percent. They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for the wall.
Aug 31, 2016