Ex-CIA Director Brennan Rips Trump For Saying It Was an ‘Honor’ to Meet Putin: ‘Dishonorable’
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) July 9, 2017
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Germany, and Trump’s subsequent tweetstorm about what was and wasn’t discussed in their two-plus hour sit-down, it was a given what much of the discussion on the Sunday shows would be driven by.
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, ex-CIA Director John Brennan tore into the president for seemingly taking the word of Putin over that of the American intelligence community when it comes to who was responsible for meddling in last year’s election.
“It certainly indicates that he doesn’t take the word of the intelligence community,” he told host Chuck Todd. “That’s what he’s been doing repeatedly in terms of his public comments.”
Brennan proceeded to bring up Trump’s remarks made in Poland last week when he appeared to throw the intelligence community under the bus while hedging on whether Russia was solely responsible for election interference. He further noted that he seriously doubts that Putin heard what he needed to hear from Trump regarding his “assault” on our democracy.
Brennan also brought up how Trump said prior to sitting down with Putin it was an honor to meet with him and questioned how the president could utter this publicly.
“An honor to meet the individual who carried out the assault against our election? To me, it was a dishonorable thing to say,” he exclaimed.
Watch the clip above, via NBC News.
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