PRESIDENT OBAMA: I told you earlier all the talk of America’s economic decline is political hot air. Well so is all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker. Let me tell you something, the United States of America is the most powerful nation on earth. Period. Period. It’s not even close. It’s not even close. It’s not even close.
His comments seem ironic in light of news that John Kerry and DoD Ash Carter called Iran to help when U.S. sailors had boat trouble.
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LOUIE GOHMERT: I understand that John Kerry has indicated that look, when he got word, he and Ash Carter called the Iranians to, you know, help take care of our Navy guys ’cause they had some mechanical problems. When our Navy ships have problems, we don’t call Iran, we call the rest of the Navy. We can call the Air Force, the Army, the Marines, Coast Guard. We don’t call Iran. There are secrets on every military ship we have that has no business being in the hands of the Iranians. So for the Iranians to even issue a statement at all saying, “We are going to release them soon,” tells you that they control whether or not they can leave. That situation should not be allowed to happen.