Ali Velshi Calls Trump’s Combination Of Laziness And Ignorance A Threat To National Security

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi tore into Donald Trump on Monday for a combination of laziness and ignorance that could threaten American national security.

The MSNBC host touched on two new pieces of reporting related to Trump’s (lack of) work ethic and his complete disinterest in intelligence briefings.

“It’s almost mind-boggling to see in black and white that the president spends most of his time not doing his job,” Velshi said.

The MSNBC host also referenced a new TIME Magazine report that shows Trump rejects his intelligence briefings.


Velshi said:

This expose from TIME Magazine, the intelligence community sounding the alarm about how the president is not only uninformed but also uninterested in details critical our the national security. It is, frankly, kind of a terrifying portrait but perhaps it is not a complete surprise when paired this with. Over the weekend, the news outlet Axios got hold of the private schedules. They show that in the last three months, the president has spent 60% of his time in quote unstructured executive time. Which is code for watching cable news and talking with his supporters on the phone, which is extraordinary on its face. It’s almost mind-boggling to see in black and white that the president spends most of his time not doing his job, also, just as remarkable is that we have these schedules in the first place, the president’s private schedules are called private for a reason. They are not supposed to be leaked to the public. Since the president took office, there have been a stunning number of leaks from this White House from intelligence professionals, in particular, sounding the alarm about the threat that the president poses to national security.

Trump is a clear and present danger to the country

Most Americans knew from the start that Donald Trump was manifestly unfit to be president of the United States. That’s why the majority of the country voted for Hillary Clinton, one of the most qualified presidential candidates in the history of American politics.

But since taking office, concerns about Trump’s fitness have only grown. He hasn’t made the so-called pivot into a responsible president. In fact, the job has only further exposed his dangerous flaws.

Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States. The revelations over the past couple of days about his “willful ignorance” and complete disinterest in doing his job should have all Americans worried about the state of our union so long as he is in the Oval Office.

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