“And ya, know, he’s gonna be president for two-and-a-half more years and again some terrible things could happen in that time for us if he doesn’t turn it around.” Tiger21, which hosted the event later demanded BuzzFeed take the video of Lieberman which came from a publicly available video on YouTube down.
Former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman offered a lengthy attack on President Obama’s foreign policy, warning the White House’s policies seem to be sending the world “to hell.”
Speaking at an event hosted by Tiger21, a peer-to-peer learning network for high net worth investors, Lieberman bluntly, and repeatedly, knocked Obama.
TIGER 21 requires members have $10 million in liquid assets to invest, sign nondisclosure agreements and pay $30,000 in annual dues.
“In a series of decisions the president has I think sent a message to our allies and our enemies that we’re not that engaged in the world anymore,” Lieberman said. “I’ll tell you, if you wanted to get a sense of imagining without too much of the horrific about what the world would look like without active American leadership look at the world today. It’s not collapsing but as my friend said it seems to be going to hell.”
Lieberman, who headlined the event, touched on a variety of topics in criticizing President Obama hitting him on his policy in Iraq, Syria, and Europe among others.
Shortly after this article’s publication Abby George the VP of operations at Tiger21 sent BuzzFeed this email asking to remove the Lieberman video which the organization made publicly available on YouTube.
“WHAT HAPPENED: this video must be removed ASAP. this video was used without our consent and must be taken down IMMEDIATELY. If this video is not removed, we will have our lawyer be in touch with a cease and desist. pls email me immediately so I can ensure this has been taken down.”
“I think Obama’s paying for an overreaction, this happens,” Lieberman later added. “To the foreign policy and defense policy of the Bush 43 administration. And ya, know, he’s gonna be president for two-and-a-half more years and again some terrible things could happen in that time for us if he doesn’t turn it around.”
In response to a question after his speech, Lieberman says of Obama. “I hope and I think that everything I was saying was meant to say that there is no leadership.”
Later Lieberman predicts “terrible things” if Obama doesn’t turn his foreign policy around.
Here’s the link to the since removed Tiger21 video: