James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, echoed many of us when he questioned Trump‘s fitness for office. After Trump’s Phoenix speech Tuesday night, where he defended his Charlottesville remarks, threatened to shut down the government to build his wall and generally had a 77 minute meltdown, Clapper told CNN‘s Don Lemon,
“I really question his ability to be –his fitness to be– in this office, and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it… maybe he is looking for a way out. His behavior and divisiveness and complete intellectual, moral and ethical void.
How much longer does the country have to, to borrow a phrase, endure this nightmare?… I think the real Trump came through.
In a fit of pique he decides to do something about Kim Jong Un, there’s actually very little to stop him. The whole system is built to ensure rapid response if necessary. So there’s very little in the way of controls over exercising a nuclear option, which is pretty damn scary.“
James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, says he questions President Trump’s fitness for office https://t.co/IRRXg7paZM
— CNN (@CNN) August 23, 2017
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