50 Top GOP National Security Officials Won't Vote for Trump

Dec 2015
12,854
11,796
Arizona
#1
"Fifty former top Republican national security officials have signed an open letter in The New York Times opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, warning that he would be "the most reckless president in American history."

And who can blame them? Almost 9 out of 10 voters describe Trump the same way.....using words like hot-head, obnoxious, corrupt, and arrogant. Other favorite descriptive words include: blowhard, clown, joke, pompous, and egomaniac. The national security Big Dogs have absolutely no faith in Trump's ability to lead.

50 top GOP national security officials sign letter warning Trump would be 'the most reckless president in American history' - AOL
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Likes: 2 people
Jun 2013
28,648
15,219
Ohio
#2
50 Senior Republicans Send Trump Dear John Letter

This is pretty devastating.

BREAKING: 50 G.O.P. Officials Warn Donald Trump Would Put Nation’s Security ‘at Risk

By DAVID E. SANGER

nytimes.com | Aug. 8, 2016

Fifty of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter declaring that Donald J. Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president and “would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”


Mr. Trump, the officials warn, “would be the most reckless president in American history.”

The letter says Mr. Trump would weaken the United States’ moral authority and questions his knowledge of and belief in the Constitution. It says he has “demonstrated repeatedly that he has little understanding” of the nation’s “vital national interests, its complex diplomatic challenges, its indispensable alliances and the democratic values” on which American policy should be based. And it laments that “Mr. Trump has shown no interest in educating himself.”


<snip>

Among the most prominent signatories are Michael V. Hayden, a former director of both the C.I.A. and the National Security Agency; John D. Negroponte, who served as the first director of national intelligence and then deputy secretary of state; and Robert B. Zoellick, another former deputy secretary of state, United States trade representive and, until 2012, president of the World Bank. Two former secretaries of homeland security, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, also signed, as did Eric S. Edelman, who served as Vice President Dick Cheney’s national security adviser and as a top aide to Robert M. Gates when he was secretary of defense.

Robert Blackwill and James Jeffrey, two key strategists in Mr. Bush’s National Security Council, and William H. Taft IV, a former deputy secretary of defense and ambassador to NATO, also signed.

<snip>

read:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/us/politics/national-security-gop-donald-trump.html?_r=0
 
Dec 2015
12,854
11,796
Arizona
#5
Sorry Clara. We started the same thread simultaneously.
LOL.....great minds. IT can take mine down....or whatever he wants to do.
I heard this earlier today on CNN but didn't have time to post it.
Fascinating. Watch the GOP jump ship. Absolutely unprecedented.
 
Apr 2013
24,581
11,614
The Milky Way
#6
the powers-that-be are against trump, many have aligned with hillary, others are so shaken they come up with wacky stuff like this. That should tell people all they need to know. He is upsetting their apple cart. And canadians loathe trump because they are paying well under their fair share of their beloved nato. Oh, they will gladly hold uncle sap's .......... Errrrrrr ......... Uncle sam's coat, and allow us to fight for them.


 
Jun 2013
28,648
15,219
Ohio
#8
If this keeps up there's going to be NO ONE left to vote for Trump....well, except the DTT posters and the dementia patients in our local nursing home.
That's what I was thinking. The "powers that be" are including more national security experts and more Republican Senators and House members every day. In this case "the powers that be" were 50 Republican national security experts who just trashed a guy that has been running on spending trillions to upgrade our military and security apparatus. Quite a feat on the carnival barker's part.

This just in: How ironic, I couldn't even finish this post without hearing that Republican Senator Susan Collins just released an Op Ed declaring that she WILL NOT vote for Trump. That's how frequently the rats are abandoning ship. LOL
 
Last edited:
Jun 2012
40,215
14,657
Barsoom
#9
Most fundamentally, Mr. Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President. He weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world. He appears to lack basic knowledge about and belief in the U.S. Constitution, U.S. laws, and U.S. institutions, including religious tolerance, freedom of the press, and an independent judiciary.
I wonder who they will vote for? They described Clinton perfectly.
 
Likes: 2 people

Similar Discussions