Donald Trump says the 50 GOP national security officials who penned an open letter warning of the risk the Republican presidential candidate poses are just jealous of him. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The billionaire bully attacked the 50 security officials, stating on Fox Business Network, “I wasn’t using any of them,” adding, “and they would have loved to have been involved with the campaign.”
The petulant man-baby then called the signers of the letter “Washington establishment people that have been there a long time.” “Look at the terrible job they’ve done,” he continued. “I hadn’t planned on using any of these people.”
“Take a look at the Middle East. Take a look at the problems that we have,” he said. “And the last people I want to use are the people that have been doing it for the last – long period of time.”
Monday’s letter stated that Trump would be “the most reckless president in American history,” if elected. “None of us will vote for Donald Trump,” the signers declared.
In a classic case of projection, Trump said the signers don’t “feel relevant” so they were just seeking publicity.
Just as soon as the scathing letter was released, Donald hit back calling it “politically motivated” and said they “are the owners of the disastrous decisions to invade Iraq, allowed Americans to die in Benghazi, and they are the ones who allowed the rise of ISIS.”
By the way, we give Donald eleventy hundred Pinocchios for those remarks.
Sure, what do experts know, right? The 50 officials cannot possibly be wary that the nuke-hungry candidate offered what he called “top secret” details to his supporters at a rally in Florida just two days after he was given clearance to obtain classified info. Later, Donald admitted he lied. But for a couple of days there, the media and others were scrambling to figure out if he just disclosed classified information to the public.
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