Sunday, September 18, 2016
Donald Trump derided former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, calling the national security official a "clown" and a "mess."
The attacks came after Mr. Gates expressed concern about Trump's readiness to be commander-in-chief. Gates wrote that although both candidates have credibility problems, Trump himself is in a league of his own and beyond repair on security issues.
"Mr. Trump has been cavalier about the use of nuclear weapons," Gates opined. "He has a record of insults to servicemen, their families and the military, which he called a 'disaster.' He has declared our senior military leaders 'reduced to rubble' and 'embarrassing our country' and has suggested that, if elected, he will purge them—an unprecedented and unconscionable threat. As of late, he appears to be rethinking some of these positions but he has yet to learn that when a president shoots off his mouth, there are no do-overs."
The Republican continued his attack on the former defense secretary at a Colorado rally later that night. "We had a clown today, an absolute clown, Robert Gates," Trump told a crowd.
Donald Trump is not fit to be President for many reasons: Temperament, credibility,
transparency (where's his tax return), false agenda and flip-flops.
Who's the real clown?