Jill Stein Criticizes 'Demonization of North Korea,' Says No Proof Russia Hacked Emails
Jill Stein gave a spirited defense of not only Communist North Korea but also of Vladimir Putin's Russia, two adversaries of the United States.
"It's part of demonizing a government that we then want to exercise regime change on," the former Green Party nominee said on MSNBC on Sunday.
"Look at our track record here. It's not so good," she continued, citing U.S. involvement in Iraq and Libya.
"Long before they began their missile tests the U.S. was conducting nuclear bombing runs against North Korea," Stein asserted. "We actually had nuclear weapons until the end of the cold war We actually had nuclear weapons stationed in South Korean.”
Stein said the U.S. aggression is "very frightening" to North Korea.
"They have been basically cornered into feeling like they have to develop a nuclear weapon.”
The former third party candidate also slammed the White House's new sanctions against Russia, saying they only embolden Putin.
“We know that sanctions only strengthen a leader like Putin and make him the protector against the evil United States,” she remarked.
Stein also defended the Trump administration's assertion that hard evidence of Russia's involvement in email hacks is purely speculation.
“The evidence is not definitive, it’s circumstantial,” she said.
She explained that "proper cybersecurity practices" and "paper ballots that can't be hacked" are the way to protect elections.