Donald Trump doesn’t have a lot of fans in the U.S. intelligence community, both because he’s launched so many vicious false attacks on the integrity of the intel community, and because he’s a traitorous lunatic who represents a national security threat to the United States. It was already clear that recently retired CIA Director John Brennan was not a fan of Trump. But now Brennan has joined Twitter this week, just so he could start ripping into Trump publicly.
Brennan, who served as Director of the CIA until earlier this year, began tweeting yesterday for the first time. His initial tweet marked the anniversary of the terrorist attack on Pan Am flight 103. But just one minute later, Brennan began ripping into Trump without hesitation. Considering his usual mild mannered and carefully worded nature when speaking in public, his accusations, insults, and verbiage aimed at Trump are nothing short of stunning.
Here’s what John Brennan tweeted: “Trump Admin threat to retaliate against nations that exercise sovereign right in UN to oppose US position on Jerusalem is beyond outrageous. Shows Donald Trump expects blind loyalty and subservience from everyone—qualities usually found in narcissistic, vengeful autocrats.” Brennan isn’t the only former U.S. intel community agency leader ripping into Trump.
Earlier this week former FBI Director James Comey, who apparently now only speaks via historical quotes, tweeted these words from Thomas Babbington Macaulay: “We cannot absolutely prove that those are in error who tell us that society has reached a turning point, that we have seen our best days. But so said all before us, and with just as much apparent reason.” Notably, Comey added his own words: “Don’t let them get you down.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report