Don’t you love it when Republicans abandon Trump for Hillary?
Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates wrote a scathing op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, and said that Donald Trump is “beyond repair.”
Gates spends several paragraphs destroying Trump, saying that Trump is “in a league of his own” when it comes to demonstrating his credibility on foreign affairs. Gates rips Trump for his famous wall, his vocal support of torture, his embrace of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, and his skepticism of NATO. He also attacks Trump as “cavalier about the use of nuclear weapons,” with “a record of insults to servicemen, their families and the military.” He criticizes the GOP standard-bearer as “willfully ignorant about the rest of the world, about our military and its capabilities, and about government itself.”
Gates said, “He has no clue about the difference between negotiating a business deal and negotiating with sovereign nations. A thin-skinned, temperamental, shoot-from-the-hip and lip, uninformed commander-in-chief is too great a risk for America.”
Trump responded, on Twitter of course, saying:
I never met former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He knows nothing about me. But look at the results under his guidance – a total disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2016
Gates ends his tirade saying that Trump is, “stubbornly uninformed about the world and how to lead our country and government, and temperamentally unsuited to lead our men and women in uniform. He is unqualified and unfit to be commander-in-chief.”