- Aug 19, 2013
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Donald Trump would be a â€˜dangerous president,â€™ say 50 former national security officials - MarketWatchDonald Trump would be a ‘dangerous president,’ say 50 former national security officials
Fifty Republican national security veterans released a letter Monday saying “none of us will vote for Donald Trump,” voicing alarm about the GOP nominee’s views on foreign policy and national security.
Former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, former Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, and former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson were among those signing the letter, which comprised a catalog of objections to Trump’s qualifications, character, values and experience. Other signatories included former homeland security chiefs Michael Chertoff and Tom Ridge.
The letter said the nominee has an “overriding ego” and “an alarming ignorance of basic facts of contemporary international politics.”
“We are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being,” read the two-page letter, which included an additional six pages of signatures. Those signing the letters served in the White House in eras stretching from Richard Nixon to the second George W. Bush administration.