On Tuesday, investigative journalist and Donald Trump biographer, David Cay Johnston called out the president for being a “clear and present danger to our liberties.”
In an interview with SiriusXM radio’s Dean Obeidallah, Johnston said that Trump is a “traitor.”
“I believe quite clearly in the political sense that [Trump] is a traitor. What I mean by that is that you cannot commit treason today because under our Constitution you can only do that if Congress has declared war and the last time we were at war was in 1945,” he said.
“But is he traitorous? Yeah, absolutely he’s traitorous and whether he is witting or unwitting is kinda of beside the point. He is pushing the agenda of Vladimir Putin who attacked this country in the 2016 election,” Johnston said.
“One of Putin’s principal goals is to destroy democracy. He knows if he can make people distrust their voting system and the outcomes of elections he wins,” he said. “Any other president would’ve stood to him but not Donald Trump because Trump is a dictator in waiting.”
He added, “He is a clear and present danger to our liberties. And the Republican Senators and Congress members who won’t’ stand to him that should worry us greatly.”
‘Not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists’: Native American Congresswoman
One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.
Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.
Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.
Dick Cheney raising money for Trump’s re-election — with White House staffers Ivanka and Jared: report
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is raising money for President Donald Trump's re-election at a fundraiser in a ritzy western resort town.
"Former vice president Richard B. Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), are to appear at a lunch fundraiser Monday in support of President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee, according to an invitation to the event," The Washington Post reported Saturday. "The luncheon fundraiser in Jackson, Wyo., will feature White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, along with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney as 'special guests,' according to the invitation, which was obtained by The Washington Post."
‘He believes he’s a king and a dictator’: Ex-GOP congressman backs impeaching ‘unfit conman’ Trump
President Donald Trump was blasted on MSNBC on Saturday by a former Republican congressman for being an "unfit conman."
Rev. Al Sharpton interviewed former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) about a recent New York Times op-ed he wrote calling for Trump to face a primary challenge from the right.
"There’s a strong case for President Trump to face a Republican primary challenger," Walsh wrote. "I know a thing or two about insurgencies. I entered Congress in 2011 as an insurgent Tea Party Republican."