CNN’s Sciutto: ‘Sovereignty ... Is a Loaded Term’
SCIUTTO: "I have to say the point Robin highlighted there, this idea of sovereignty, that’s a loaded term. This is a favorite expression of authoritarian leaders from China to Russia to African dictatorships. It's about 'We all have different values. Don’t preach to me about human rights.' You’ve often heard that kind of rhetoric pushing back at America, saying democracy, open society is the way forward. So to hear an American president, that's a real departure from the public comments and really a tenet of U.S. foreign policy, Democrat and Republican for decades, about not just the U.S. is a democratic example but supporting democracy abroad. You had a president here say, 'You know what? We’re not going to impose. What you do inside your borders is your business.'"