Tumultuous time continue for Donald Trump. The more attention he gets, the more his most vile of traits seem to be exposed. All this as countless life-long Republicans continue to announce they will either abstain from voting, or instead vote for Hillary Clinton.
Just yesterday news broke that a group of 50 Republican officials drafted a letter announcing that they will NOT be voting for Donald Trump, justifying their decision with power, damning words. The letter, drafted by John B. Bellinger III, former legal counsel for Condoleezza Rice, holds little back as it expressed that Trump, if elected, “would be the most reckless president in American history.”
Fifty of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter declaring that Donald J. Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president and “would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”
Among the most scathing parts of the letter, it claims Trump would weaken the “moral authority” of the United Sates, doubts his reverence for and knowledge of the Constitution, and posits that he “demonstrated repeatedly that he has little understanding” of America’s “vital national interests, its complex diplomatic challenges, its indispensable alliances and the democratic values” on which American policy should be based. And further bemoans that “Mr. Trump has shown no interest in educating himself.”
The New York Times reported this story, and they added the following opinion:
The sharp split in the Republican Party raises the question of whom Mr. Trump will turn to for institutional memory if he is elected. The officials he denounced made plenty of mistakes, some of which they acknowledge and some they gloss over. But they are also the party’s repository of experience of economic, diplomatic and military strategies, both successful and failed. Mr. Trump’s own bench of foreign policy advisers has had comparatively little experience.
Now the world waits to see how Trump will respond.
Watch what NBC had to say last night on Nightly News: