Ex CIA Director Drops Hammer On Trump: ‘He Cannot Credibly Serve As President’
Two top former spymasters blasted Republican presidential candidate, arguing that Donald Trump “cannot possibly serve as president if he keeps embracing Russian leader Vladimir Putin,” reported the Associated press.
Concerned with Trump’s seemingly unwavering support for Putin, Michael Morrell, the former deputy director of the CIA, and Mike Vickers, the former undersecretary of defense, took Trump to task in a scathing Washington Post editorial published Saturday.
The editorial highlights the fact that “Putin has jailed and killed political opponents. He has jailed and killed journalists. He has neutered the Russian media to the point that he is in complete control of the message reaching the Russian people.”
But that doesn’t seem to bother Trump. During Wednesday night’s Veterans Forum, Trump said he would keep saying “great things” the Russian president as long as Putin continues to compliment him.
“Trump has repeatedly shown himself to be an adversary of the United States,” Vickers and Morrell said.
“During his long tenure, Putin has repeatedly pursued policies that undermine U.S. interests and those of our allies and partners. He has steadily but systematically moved Russia from a fledgling democratic state to an authoritarian one. He is the last foreign leader you should be praising,” they added.