Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper criticized President Trump’s speech during an Arizona rally late Tuesday, raising questions about Trump’s fitness for office.
“I don’t know when I’ve listened and watched something like this from a president that I found more disturbing,” James Clapper said during an interview on CNN.
“Having some understanding of the levers of power that are available to a president if he chooses to exercise them, I found this downright scary and disturbing.”
“I really question … his fitness to be in this office,” Clapper said.
“I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it, maybe he is looking for a way out.”
Clapper said Trump should have “quit while he was ahead” after his Afghanistan speech on Monday.
“But again, I think the real Trump came through,” he said.
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The Hill added:
Trump on Tuesday defended his response to the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va. during an Arizona rally.
During the rally, he talked about the need for unity and inclusion and then veered off-script to attack the news media, Democrats and even Republicans in Senate whom he accused of distorting his response to Charlottesville and blocking his agenda.