It didn’t take very long for the reality star-in-chief to weigh in on the latest revelation, as reported in the Washington Post, that he divulged ultra-classified information in his recent meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. In typical Trump fashion, his response was basically – “YOU’RE GODDAMNED RIGHT I DID!!!”
Early this morning he released a defiant tweet in defense of his presidential right to pretty much do whatever the hell he pleases, even at the expense of our national security or our integral relationships with key allies.
The pumpkin prez cares not a whit for optics, and apparently his supporters on the Hill share his disregard. Still, to anyone with eyes in their head, the events of the past couple of weeks have truly taken a turn for the lunatic.
Let’s break it down.
Trump fires Head of FBI, James Comey – the man investigating the nature of his ties with Russia – citing a bogus recommendation by his Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein as his rationale. The next day, Trump meets with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office, welcoming Russian photographers but excluding the American press. On the heels of that, Trump publicly contradicts his original excuse for the firing and admits in an interview with NBC journalist, Lester Holt that it was his idea all along to give Comey the axe because he was sick of the ‘fake news’ investigation into his relationship with Russia. And now…it turns out that during that meeting, Trump in fact did divulge highly classified information to his Russian pals that could make our nation less secure, and possibly put people’s lives at risk.
Ok…deep breath. Take that in.
What is the Republican response to all this? Not a whole hell of a lot. A couple of raised eyebrows, a few half-hearted expressions of concern, but mostly silence.
The question is, where does the GOP draw the line? What are they waiting for? Setting aside the question of Trump’s potentially nefarious connection with Russia, at this point it is painfully clear that he is a reckless incompetent, completely lacking in the intellectual and emotional maturity to carry out the requirements of his position – the leader of the FREE WORLD!