I think everyone would agree that Donald Trump is by far the least qualified candidate to win the White House. But his lack basic knowledge on government and military affairs itself is not the most dangerous aspect of his inexperience. It’s his refusal to listen to the people who do have that experience.
During the presidential campaign, Trump bragged that he “knows more about ISIS than the generals.” Of course, that’s not true. But since his victory, the President-elect has refused to receive daily national intelligence briefings, sending a signal that he doesn’t need their help to guide the country in this dangerous and complicated world until he can be adequately brought up to speed.
That has infuriated top military and National Security officials, who believe the President-elect is putting national security at risk even before taking office.
A top security official said that Trump, “has a lot of catching up to do,” in this arena, and yet he is refusing to get the help he needs, according to several news outlets.
Trump has been given the green light by the Obama Administration to receive daily intelligence briefings prior to taking office – the same ones that President Obama himself gets. Instead, according to The Hill, Trump has received just two of those briefings since he clinched the electoral victory and thus the presidency because he is refusing to listen to intelligence officials.
These briefings include the rapidly changing scope of national security threats on the world stage, something Trump is definitely woefully ignorant of. However, being the egotistical slimebucket that he is, Trump, of course, seems to believe himself to be above such petty concerns.
Of course, the sycophants who regularly make the rounds on all of the political talks shows to excuse away Trump’s dangerous nonsense are pushing back on the idea that he is out of his element and needs all the help he can get in this area before taking the oath of office.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) insisted in an interview with the Washington Post, which first broke this alarming development, that the security of America and her people is Trump’s “No. 1 priority,” saying:
“Look how many leaders he’s met with, how many phone calls he’s done, positions he’s filled. People who are being critical need to get a life.”
No, we, the citizens of this great country have every right to push back on dangerous irregularities like this, Rep. Nunes. Here we have a man who knows nothing about the world attempting to lead it on the most potentially lethal ego trip the world has ever seen and who refuses to take the advice of those who have the potential to save us all.
Actions speak louder than words, and Trump’s actions say that he is more interested in parading candidates for his cabinet for the cameras in some kind of dangerous and bizarre real world reality show, using his new position to wheel and deal in his own business interests, and flying around the country in his jet rather than actually, you know, trying to learn how to run the nation and lead the free world.
It’s time to speak up America. We must stand together and save our great nation from Donald Trump’s dangerous crusade of arrogance, racism, bigotry, intimidation and the specter of corruption.