Gates v. Trump

So many people warned the country. Yes, right there in the mainstream media. Here are some quotes from former Director of Central Intelligence and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, a Republican, taken from a Wall Street Journal op-ed, quoted in Jake Mimller, “Bob Gates: Donald Trump ‘unfit to be commander-in-chief,'” CBS News, 9/17/17.

At least on national security, I believe Mr. Trump is beyond repair. He is stubbornly uninformed about the world and how to lead our country and government, and temperamentally unsuited to lead our men and women in uniform.

The world we confront is too perilous and too complex to have as president a man who believes he, and he alone, has all the answers and has no need to listen to anyone.

In domestic affairs, there are many checks on what a president can do; in national security there are few constraints. A thin-skinned, temperamental, shoot-from-the-hip and lip, uninformed commander-in-chief is too great a risk for America.

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