‘Unstable, Inept, Inexperienced, And Also Unethical’: Former CIA Chief Delivers Brutal Assessment Of Trump
Former CIA Chief John Brennan on Friday delivered a scorching assessment of President Donald Trump, calling the president “unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical,” The Hill reported.
In an interview on MSNBC, Brennan slammed Trump, calling him “ill-prepared” to take on the duties of president. He had particular dire warnings when it came to Trump’s ability to handle international issues, such as the threat posed to the U.S. by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s nuclear missile program.
“Our country needs to have confidence that we’re going to be able to deal with Mr. Putin, who is flexing his muscles once again on the military front, that we can deal with North Korea, that we can deal with these issues. And if we have somebody in the Oval Office who is unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical — we really have rough waters ahead.
“It is no secret to anybody that Donald Trump was very ill-prepared and inexperienced in terms of dealing with matters that a head of state needs to deal with, head of government, and I think this is now coming to roost,” Brennan said, according to The Hill.
The former CIA director also criticized the president for taking issue this week with actor Alec Baldwin over his “Saturday Night Live” Trump impression rather than respond to Putin’s announcement on Thursday claiming Russia had developed strategic weapons that would cause missile defense systems to be “useless.”
“When I hear what Vladimir Putin was saying just yesterday about the nuclear capabilities he has, the president of the United States is tweeting about Alec Baldwin this morning, I mean, where is your sense of priorities?” Brennan asked.
“I think a lot of Americans are looking at what’s happening with a sense of — this is surreal,” he added.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed Putin’s comments in a statement to CNN.
“President Putin has confirmed what the United States government has known all along, which Russia has denied. Russia has been developing destabilizing weapons systems for over a decade, in direct violation of its treaty obligations,” Sanders said.