When you’re about to become privy to information that could prove vital to America’s national security, you might think a person would act a bit more reverent over the gravity of the situation. Well, not if you’re Donald Trump, apparently.
Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt caught up with the mogul and asked him about how today he’ll receive his first briefing of classified secrets from American intelligence agencies. When asked if he “trust[s] intelligence” though, Trump indicated that he wouldn’t care much about what the agencies have to say after how many “bad decisions” they made.
“Look what’s happened over the years. It’s been catastrophic,” Trump said. “And in fact, I won’t use some of the people that are sort of your standards, you know, just use them, use them. Very easy to use them, but I won’t use them because they’ve made such bad decisions.”
Trump went on to allude to how the Iraq War was a disaster and how America would’ve been much better off if it never went to war (which he did, in fact, support).
Trump’s comments come after a multitude of high-ranking intelligence officials, security experts and political figures expressed serious reservations over letting Trump have access to such sensititve information.
Watch above, via Fox.
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