Trump says he doesn’t trust U.S. intelligence officials

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Staying true to his ridiculous rhetoric, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has stated he doesn’t believe the information he receives from the US intelligence community. Therefore he wants a disgraced general to advise him on foreign policy.

Trump made waves when he announced he was bringing on retired Lt. General Michael Flynn as an adviser. Flynn was forced to resign from his position in the military after he criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy in The Middle East. As Obama was Flynn’s boss, it was a breach of military etiquette for Flynn to take such an action.

Of Flynn, Trump gave nothing but praise, “I think he’s a great guy. I’ve gotten to know him. He’s been a real fan of mine and defender of mine and he’s a terrific guy, a terrific general — tough, smart. Feels like I do about illegal immigration, in particular. He wants to make sure the right people are coming into our country, not the people that we’re probably taking in right now. We don’t even know who we’re taking in. I mean, we have people coming into our country, we have no idea who they are, where they come from and he’s somebody that I believe in.”

What Americans should pay attention to is Trump’s insistence on who “the right people” are. He has vowed to ban Muslims from America and to build a wall over Mexico. That implies the right people are actually white people, which is true to Trump’s ridiculous racist roots.

When Trump was asked if he trusted the intelligence community, he issued a scathing rebuke, “Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country. I mean, look what’s happened over the last 10 years. Look what’s happened over the years. It’s been catastrophic. And, in fact, I won’t use some of the people that are sort of your standards, you know, just use them, use them, use them, very easy to use them, but I won’t use them because they’ve made such bad decisions. You look at Iraq. You look at the Middle East. It’s a total powder keg. It’s a — if we would have never touched it, it would have been a lot better. I mean, we would have been much better off. On top of which, we’ve spent probably $4 trillion. Nobody even knows what we’ve spent. So, no, I have great people, and Gen. Flynn is one of them.”

Various individuals of power in the U.S. have called for Trump to not receive briefings. One senator went so far to say he believed Trump should receive false briefings with fake intelligence. Trump is now using these comments to attack the intelligence community, and to excuse himself for hiring a disgraced general who believes genocide is the only way to protect the American homeland. What Trump would do as president is readily apparent based on the decisions he is making during this campaign, and the clear result is scorched earth.

Watch Trump’s statements below:

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