As for what Meunier thinks the U.S. should or could do to prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from turning Egypt into a theocracy, he said, “To start, President Obama needs to stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood flat out.”

“I mean, I have held meetings with U.S. officials in Egypt and outside of Egypt. I have seen how their statements on these issues are weak.”

He concluded the interview by pressing the point: “The Obama administration should be ashamed of itself for supporting this regime, meeting its leadership and allowing it to be called a friend of the U.S.”