If I am not mistaken, a former President is not supposed to conduct ‘shadow diplomacy’. Obama went to South Korea to speak at a conference and met with the new Progressive socialist leader of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, today for 40 minutes. They have a lot in common. Moon wants to use diplomacy with the NoKos. They tried it before and it never ends well. It never worked under the Obama administration either. Obama is trying to undercut the Trump presidency. It’s rude. It’s one thing if you are invited as part of a diplomatic delegation… this is something else altogether.
I’m not even sure this is legal. And I don’t remember any other Presidents pulling this. Sure there are state visits, but they are either cursory in nature or sanctioned by our State Department. Dare I say this is ‘colluding’ with the South Koreans? Just a thought. Attacking President Trump over climate change while with an ally we are trying to work with on the brink of war, goes beyond unethical, right into subversive. It’s cowardly to stand on foreign soil and criticize the sitting President of the United States.