Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper went on CNN Tuesday to sound the alarm about President Donald Trump’s mental fitness to be president.
Reacting to Trump’s angry speech in Phoenix on Tuesday, Clapper said Trump’s behavior had left him unnerved about the stability of a man who controls the world’s most powerful arsenal of nuclear weapons.
“I really question his ability to be — his fitness to be — in this office,” said Clapper, who also described Trump’s speech as “scary and disturbing.”
It wasn’t just one speech that bothered Clapper, either — he said that months of observing Trump had led him to conclude that the president suffers from “complete intellectual, moral and ethical void.”
At the end of the day, Clapper said that he didn’t see how the country could continue to put up with this for another three and a half years.
“How much longer does the country have to, to borrow a phrase, endure this nightmare?” he asked.
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