Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday praised actions of her successor, saying Hillary Clinton is “very tough” and “doing a lot of the right things.”
Rice, who has mostly shied away from the public sphere since the end of George W. Bush’s presidency, told Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly she thinks Clinton is doing a good job.
“Hillary Clinton is someone I've known for a long, long time. She's a patriot. I think she's doing a lot of the right things,” Rice said. “She's very tough. ... and she’s got the right instincts.
“I think she's doing a fine job,” Rice added. “I really do.”
Rice did express concerns about Iran getting closer to being able to produce a nuclear weapon and North Korea possibly destabilizing during a transfer of power. (Source)
“Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon, that's more dangerous,” she said. “North Korea seems somewhat unstable with nuclear capability. That makes the world more dangerous.”
But Rice did not lay blame on Clinton or President Barack Obama for the situation in Iran and North Korea, noting that “you're always dealing with circumstances that are very difficult for United States that has to lead.”