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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Susan Rice on Her Trump-SUPPORTING Son: ‘I Love Him Dearly’
John David Rice-Cameron was president of the Stanford College Republicans
UN Ambassador Susan Rice opened up about her right-leaning son in an interview
Wednesday, saying blood is thicker than politics.
"I have a 23-year-old son whom I love dearly, whose
politics are very, very different from my own and from the rest of our
family," the former Obama administration cabinet member told NPR. "My son and I will have some robust
disagreements over some matters of policy, not all. And yet, at the end of the
day, you know, I love him dearly, and he loves me."
Rice, who served as
ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 and as national security
advisor from 2013 to 2017, has risen to the spotlight in recent days due to her
reported spot on Joe Biden’s shortlist for potential vice presidential choices.
Her son, John David Rice-Cameron, was president of the Stanford
College Republicans and hosted events such as “Make Stanford Great Again.”
His mother said she believes,
for both her family and the country, in respecting those with differing political
views and finding areas of agreement. And she said she and her son don't
disagree on everything.
"We agree, for example,
on the importance of the United States playing a responsible, principled
leadership role in the world,” Rice said of her son. "We agree on the
importance of having strong alliances. We agree we have to be clear-eyed and
strong in dealing with adversaries like Russia and the threat that China may
pose. We disagree on things like choice. I'm pro-choice. He's pro-life. That's
the kind of difference that we ought to be able to respect."
Rice’s son confirmed to Fox News in 2018 that he and his mother are able
to find common ground in their political views, despite disagreeing on most “
standard Republican/Democrat disagreements.”
“We agree that America is the
greatest nation the world has ever seen, and thus, we believe that America has
an important role to play as a force for liberty and justice on the world
stage. We support robust American engagement in Africa, and we agree that
Russia poses a major threat to American interests. We agree on the importance
of American allies, and in a continued American commitment to NATO,” the
younger Rice said.
Ambassador Rice in June said
that President Trump’s supporters in the Senate belong “to the trash heap
Speaking on MSNBC about
Biden’s vice presidential decision, Rice said this election is about “getting
Joe Biden in the White House,” someone who could “remove Donald Trump and
consign those who supported him in the Senate to the trash heap of history.”
Rice said Biden was someone who could “heal and unify the nation.”