Shortly after it was announced that President Donald Trump had pardoned former Dick Cheney aide Scooter Libby, the husband of ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame called into MSNBC to discuss. And he got so fired up he dropped an F-bomb in the process.
Speaking of Trump’s decision to pardon Libby — who was convicted of lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice related to the outing of Plame’s identity — former Ambassador Joe Wilson absolutely tore into the president. Asked by host Katy Tur if Trump was sending a message that you could get away with anything if it was politically beneficial to the president, Wilson said that was certainly the case.
“You want to betray your country, that’s fine because Trump will pardon you if it suits his venal political interests,” Wilson exclaimed. “He is a vile and despicable individual who is undermining the democracy of our country and whose administration is a rank repudiation of everything that my generation, since the end of the second World War, has tried to put into place to ensure global stability.”
He added that POTUS is a “menace to society” and that he is “developing a coalition of extremists.” This led Tur to ask if he believed Trump has advisors around him that could change his mind on things like military intervention in the Middle East, considering Wilson stated that the president had begun surrounding himself with neoconservatives.
“I don’t think he actually has a mind,” he declared. “I think he basically is very venal. He is looking to get himself through the next day and put as many fucking dollars into his bank account as he possibly can. I think this man is a danger to the United States of America.”
As that was the end of the segment, Tur thanked Wilson for his time before apologizing to her viewers for the “vulgarity.” Wilson would add that he was sorry for the profanity, stating that these “are serious times.”
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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