The director of the Central Intelligence Agency scolded Donald Trump today after a Trump tweet finally hit his last nerve.
Director John Brennan said Trump had “crossed the line” with comments accusing the intelligence community of acting like Nazi Germany. He said Trump has a right to challenge the intelligence community — but not in this manner, the Washington Post reported.
Trump’s latest shot at the intelligence community read, “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”
Brennan held little back in his rebuke of Trump’s statement, the Post reported. “Tell the families of those 117 CIA officers who are forever memorialized on our wall of honor that their loved ones who gave their lives were akin to Nazis. Tell the CIA officers who are serving in harm’s way right now and their families who are worried about them that they are akin to Nazi Germany. I found that to be very repugnant, and I will forever stand up for the integrity and patriotism of my officers who have done much over the years to sacrifice for their fellow citizens.”
Trump’s criticism of the intelligence community and the press have been ongoing whenever something is said or printed that he doesn’t like. Yet, he has choose on many occasions to defend and flatter Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange.
Brennan will be stepping down and Trump’s nominee, if confirmed, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan) will be taking his place.