Exclusive: Former CIA Director Brennan tells CNN that “Mr. Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk.” pic.twitter.com/8haLgh7VfU
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On CNN earlier tonight, Wolf Blitzer shared a personal letter he received from former CIA Director John Brennan after Tuesday’s Situation Room.
The former CIA chief––who has been vocal in denouncing the President this year so far––sent his sympathies to Blitzer following the CNN host’s interview with Senator Richard Blumenthal on President Trump‘s Charlottesville reaction. During that interview, Blitzer got personal and talked about how all four of his grandparents were murdered during the Holocaust.
Here is the text of the full letter sent to Blitzer:
Just watched your interview with Senator Blumenthal when you mentioned that you lost all four of your grandparents to the unspeakable evil of Nazism. I just want to extend my sympathies not only for their deaths but also to you and your family–and countless others–for the pain inflicted today by the despicable words of Donald Trump. Mr. Trump’s words, and the beliefs they reflect, are a national disgrace, and all Americans of conscience need to repudiate his ugly and dangerous comments. If allowed to continue along this senseless path, Mr. Trump will do lasting harm to American society and to our standing in the world. By his words and his actions, Mr. Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk.
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