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Former United States secretary of state John Kerry has lacerated into U.S. President Donald Trump for accusing him of holding "illegal" meetings with Iran, saying Trump has the maturity of an "eight-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl".
Kerry's attack came in response to Trump's tweet accusing the former secretary of state of holding "illegal meetings" with the Iranian government that was "to the detriment of the American people".
"He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!" Trump tweeted.
John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
Reacting to the accusation on Friday on a late-night talk show to promote his new memoir 'Every Day is Extra', Kerry said, "He's the first President who spends more time reading his Twitter likes than his briefing books or the Constitution of the United States".
"Unfortunately, we have a President, literally, for whom 'the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth' are three different things. And you don't even know what they are," Kerry was quoted as saying by 'The Washington Post'.
"He really is the rare combination of an 8-year-old boy - he's got the maturity of an 8-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl. It's just who he is," he said.
Kerry's remarks received a mixed response online. While some lauded the comparison as "absolutely priceless" and a "mic drop" moment, many expressed disappointment for his "condescending" and "inaccurate" generalization of young women.
By Sowmya Sangam