Donald Trump’s constant flirtation with fondness for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has had many Americans rightly disturbed for quite some time. We have previously detailed just how closely linked the Trump campaign seems to be with Putin, and now there is even more evidence that Trump is doing Putin’s bidding – willingly or not.
Former CIA Director Michael Morell, who has served under both Republican and Democratic Commanders-in-Chief, took to the New York Times to pen a damning warning about just how dangerous a Donald Trump presidency would be, and why. Morell has been a member of America’s intelligence community for 33 years. He says of Trump’s relationship with Putin, from an intelligence perspective:
In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.
Morell also went on to say that Trump “has no experience on national security.” Perhaps the most scathing indictment of Trump is what we’ve all been talking about for nigh on a year now: his temperament and character. From Politico:
“Even more important, the character traits he has exhibited during the primary season suggest he would be a poor, even dangerous, commander in chief,” Morell said, naming Trump’s “obvious need for self-aggrandizement, his overreaction to perceived slights, his tendency to make decisions based on intuition, his refusal to change his views based on new information, his routine carelessness with the facts, his unwillingness to listen to others and his lack of respect for the rule of law. The dangers that flow from Mr. Trump’s character are not just risks that would emerge if he became president. It is already damaging our national security.”
Morell goes on to say that he is coming out of the political closet for once in his life to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. He doesn’t just make a case against Trump, either; Morell actually cites why he thinks Clinton is a good choice. He says that she will, quote, “will deliver on the most important duty of a president — keeping our nation safe.” He also says that Clinton is “highly qualified” for the office. Morell continues (emphasis mine):
My training as an intelligence officer taught me to call it as I see it. This is what I did for the C.I.A. This is what I am doing now. Our nation will be much safer with Hillary Clinton as president.
We really should be listening to intelligence officials when it comes to the dangers posed by a Trump presidency. These are people who have seen what a president must deal with up close and personal, and they aren’t playing around here. Trump’s very candidacy has been a problem for national security. A Trump presidency would be absolutely disastrous. I don’t think Trump’s hardcore fans will listen to any of this advice, no matter where it comes from, but I think those of us with some sanity left in this very bizarre election season should.
Vote blue in November, folks. We’ve heard it straight from a CIA Director – Trump would make us all unsafe.
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