This is no longer about stupid border walls, his disastrous health care bill, or any of the other horrible policies Donald Trump supports that would hurt most Americans and wreak havoc on our economy. We’re facing a ridiculous and dangerous situation where our current “Commander-in-Chief” has become our nation’s top national security threat.
I’m not saying climate change, ISIS, North Korea, or any number of other threats we face aren’t all extremely dangerous. But having a man living in the White House who has absolutely no idea what he’s doing is an entirely different threat altogether.
Call it incompetence, stupidity, mental illness, or all of the above , I really don’t care — he’s dangerous.
Of all the reasons why I didn’t want to see Trump win last November, what topped my list was my belief that his ignorance, alone, could put this country at risk without him even realizing it. I feared that our allies wouldn’t trust him, while our enemies manipulated him like a buffoon.
And that’s exactly what we’re seeing.
It was revealed Monday that allegedly, during an already controversial meeting the day after he fired James Comey as director of the FBI, a meeting where he barred all U.S. press from attending (though allowed state-run Russian media access), Trump gave highly-classified information to the foreign minister and ambassador from Russia.
As reported by Talking Points Memo:
The Post report alleged that Trump revealed information, including the city in ISIL-controlled territory where the U.S. intelligence partner said the threat originated, that hadn’t been shared with the United States’ “own allies.” He also reportedly told the visitors about the measures the U.S. has taken or is considering taking to counter the threat, according to the report, despite his frequent refusal to publicly telegraph his military strategy.
Both Buzzfeed and the New York Times have corroborated the story.
Naturally the Trump administration is denying this took place — because of course they are.
I’m not one to say that stories based on unnamed sources are always completely accurate, but when you have three major media outlets all confirming that sources are telling them this happened, along with NBC News reporter Benjy Sarlin saying National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster apparently said in a hallway of reporters, “This is the last place in the world I wanted to be,” it does add credibility to this information.
I couldn’t care less what Trump and his administration have to say about this. They have absolutely no credibility so it’s not as if they’d be honest about what he did or didn’t say during a meeting where Trump didn’t allow the American press corps in the room — but Russia’s press corps was welcomed.
This goes back to the two-fold threat Trump’s incompetence brings with it. It’s not just that he’s a complete idiot who clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing, that in and of itself is bad enough. Then we have to factor in that our allies and enemies alike know this. Not only do adversaries such as Russia know they can easily manipulate his massive, insecure ego, but our allies are going to start pulling back from sharing information with us because they don’t trust him with it.
Meanwhile, there’s still that “little” thing about Trump being part of the focus of an on-going investigation by U.S. intelligence officials looking into whether or not his campaign committed treason during last year’s election by colluding with Russian agents.
We can add this to the ever-growing list of things we know about Trump that prove he’s completely unfit to lead this country. Such as saying he didn’t know being president would be so hard, apparently needing the Chinese president to explain to him why the situation with North Korea is so incredibly complex, and the sad reality that he still doesn’t seem to grasp the fact that, as “Commander-in-Chief” everything he says, even on Twitter, matters.
Supporting someone to sit behind that desk in the Oval Office is about much more than simply liking their ideas or backing a certain political party. It’s about making sure, at the very least, the person living in the White House understands the basics of what it takes to be president. There are millions of people who, just like Trump, believe many of the same asinine things as he does. And, just like Trump, they have absolutely no business being this nation’s president.
This isn’t about last year’s election, Democrats vs. Republicans, or even loathing Donald Trump — this is about this nation being led by someone who, through sheer incompetence alone, has become our top national security threat.
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