Former CIA Chief Criticizes Trump 'Not Qualified Then, Not Qualified Now'

Former CIA Chief Criticizes Trump: ‘Not Qualified Then, Not Qualified Now’

DEBARYLIFE – In an interview that was published on Sunday, former CIA Director John Brennan attacked former President Trump, claiming that he has the necessary qualifications to manage concerns of national security. Brennan spoke with a Belgian public broadcaster.

Speaking of a national security discussion Brennan held with Trump prior to his inauguration in 2017, Brennan stated in the RTBF interview, “I think he didn’t believe what we were telling him.”

Brennan said, “And he was particularly interested in learning how we came to know the information we did about Russian election meddling.

“In my opinion, he was not qualified both then and now. Specifically, it was evident to us that he did not recognize the significance of the US’s relationships with its international allies and partners. He pays little attention to NATO or the transatlantic relationship.

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Brennan also voiced his worries in the interview about the former president’s lack of backing for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia.

He claimed that there are other ways in which Trump might harm Kyiv, such as instructing US intelligence services to refrain from assisting their Ukrainian counterparts or severing diplomatic and military ties.

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Brennan stated, “And that would give Vladimir Putin the green light to try to almost swallow up Ukraine.” “And regrettably, I believe it will inspire [Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia] to gaze with famine toward the rest of Europe.”

As the former director of the CIA under President Obama, Brennan frequently criticizes the person who succeeded his former boss. Following the 2020 election, Brennan declared that he would “leave his legacy to a trash heap, his fate to our judicial system, and his infamy to history.”

In a series of tweets in November 2020, Brennan wrote, “For four years, I spoke out vigorously against Donald Trump’s craven dishonesty, corrupt pursuit of personal interests, & trampling of our democratic principles.” “I felt obligated to denounce Trump’s depravity & incompetence after working in national security for more than three decades.”

In response to Brennan’s most recent statements, The Hill has contacted the Trump campaign.

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