As Trump’s foreign policy faux pas continue to pile up, former officials and military leaders are stepping into the light to express their concerns about the temperament and actions of Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, whom they contend to be unfit for the role of commander-in-chief. Here, we examine some recent statements by those who dare to be named.
Trump has repeatedly praised the Russian leader in the past, calling him “a leader, unlike what we have in this country.” He also stood by his praise even when MSNBC host Joe Scarborough replied that Putin kills dissident journalists. Trump even predicted the two would “get along very well.” Now, the former director of the CIA says that the real estate mogul could well be “an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.” But Mike Pence shooed away Morell’s condemnation on NBC’s Today, saying that Trump would be a strong leader and that “standing up to Russian aggression is going to be really different under a Trump-Pence administration.”
In his book The Great War of Our Time, former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole.