"I really question his ability to - his fitness to be in this office, and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it", Clapper said. "The whole system is built to ensure rapid response if necessary".
Clapper, long a critique of Trump's impulsiveness, brought up a concern raised by other retired military and intelligence officials: that he has access to the nuclear codes. Mr. Trump, who certainly talks a lot and expresses his opinions on many subjects, remains silent on other things including Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, who allowed his agents to hack our November 16 election. In May, he warned that the country's democratic institutions were "under assault" with Trump in the White House.
"I don't know when I've listened and watched something like this from a President that I've found more disturbing".
Sacked FBI chief James Comey is set to testify Thursday as the star witness in the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of alleged interference and whether Trump pressured him to halt a probe into an adviser's links to Russian Federation. "Will he show you his lovely letter to me?" the president tweeted Thursday morning.
"We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we are committed to advancing our shared agenda together and anyone who suggests otherwise is clearly not part of the conversation", McConnell said Wednesday. In the president's own retelling of his past comments, however, Trump omitted his references to "many sides" or "both sides" being involved in the violence. Unlike the Trump who spoke Monday night about his strategy in Afghanistan, using carefully scripted words, his rant in Arizona was just like his "unglued" press conference following Charlottesville, where he equated white supremacists to protesters.
"And if people get a sense that there's some extraordinary measure that's going to be taken to affect what they would view as a bloodless coup".
Kennedy Jr. said that "Trump could be the greatest president in history".
Even as he said his team asked him not to attack anyone by name in his speech, Trump referred to John McCain's vote against a "skinny repeal" of President Obama's health care plan.
America has reached a crisis involving the leadership of our nation, which I believe can only be solved by the resignation of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. "Not a fan of Jeff Flake, weak on crime & border!"