Donald Trump is dangerously unqualified to serve as president, specifically when it comes to matters of national security. In fact, his very candidacy has already undermined the safety of our nation and our standing in the world.
Among his dangers are his increasingly disturbing praise of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, along with the disturbing relationship his campaign seems to have with Russian autocrats, and with his clear ignorance of foreign policy and his plan to bail on our allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) unless they “pay their fair share.”
It seems that even the national security experts from Trump’s own party have had more than enough of his endangering the country, and have penned an open letter warning the nation and the world that Trump is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.
The letter has been signed by fifty GOP security experts, including Michael Hayden, who was a director for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The letter reads, in part:
None of us will vote for Donald Trump.
He weakens US moral authority as the leader of the free world.
He appears to lack basic knowledge about and belief in the US Constitution, US laws, and US institutions, including religious tolerance, freedom of the press, and an independent judiciary.
Here is an image of the letter, via The Huffington Post:
Of course, Trump could not let such a statement go unanswered. Instead, he issued a spectacularly crazy response on his campaign website which essentially accused the GOP establishment and the security experts who signed the letter of being in league with the Clintons in a plot to undermine his candidacy. Here is Trump’s statement:
DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON POLITICALLY MOTIVATED LETTER
The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess, and we thank them for coming forward so everyone in the country knows who deserves the blame for making the world such a dangerous place. They are nothing more than the failed Washington elite looking to hold onto their power, and it’s time they are held accountable for their actions.
These insiders – along with Hillary Clinton – are the owners of the disastrous decisions to invade Iraq, allow Americans to die in Benghazi, and they are the ones who allowed the rise of ISIS. Yet despite these failures, they think they are entitled to use their favor trading to land taxpayer-funded government contracts and speaking fees. It’s time we put our foot down and declare that their gravy train is over: no longer will Crooked Hillary Clinton and the other disasters in Washington get rich at our expense.
Instead, I offer a better vision for our country and our foreign policy – one that is not run by a ruling family dynasty. It’s an America first vision that stands up to foreign dictators instead of taking money from them, seeks peace over war, rebuilds our military, and makes other countries pay their fair share for their protection. Together, we will break up the rigged system in Washington, make America safe again, and we will Make America Great Again.
This guys is seriously unhinged. He clearly knows nothing about national security. Most people who have taken an 8th grade civics class know more about how our security forces work than Donald Trump does. However, his ego and narcissism will not allow him to listen to those who actually know what they are talking about – even if those people have literally been keeping our nation safe for a living for many, many years.
Donald Trump is dangerous. Thankfully, more and more Republicans of influence are realizing this and stating it publicly. Hopefully, it all makes a difference.
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