CNN’s David Gergen Blasts Trump for Border Move: ‘Sees the Military as a Play Toy’
President Trump announced today plans to send the military to guard parts of the border “until we can have a wall and proper security.”
On CNN tonight, David Gergen told Anderson Cooper that was “the most disturbing part of the news today” from what the President said.
“There’s no pressing need here,” he said. “This is more of a political move, and it suggests that the President increasingly sees the military as a play toy that he can make political points with. First he wants to have this big massive parade… he wanted to take money out of the military budget and pay for the wall.”
The only reason, Gergen continued, Trump would have to do this is politics and “to satisfy the people who are talking to him from Fox.”
Gloria Borger also noted how the President met with “the Fox green room over the weekend” and said he’s receiving the message that his base isn’t that happy with him on the immigration issue.
Watch above, via CNN.
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