John Dean, Richard Nixon’s White House Counsel, became well known for his role in the Watergate scandal – a role that earned him the reputation of “master manipulator of the cover-up” by the FBI. Now, Dean is weighing in on the current President-elect, raising some serious concerns about how Donald Trump is going to operate as the next President of the United States.
Yesterday, Dean took to Twitter to criticize Trump for his lies as well as his lack of experience and intelligence. He first tweeted a fact that most of us knew right from the start of Trump’s presidential campaign – that Trump was “playing out of his league”:
“The greatest problem for Obama’s foreign policy (e.g., Russia and Israel) is Trump playing out of his league and where he has no business.”
Dean later elaborated, calling Trump out for not only not knowing what the hell he’s talking about whenever he speaks, but also not caring if he has to lie and spread misinformation to make up for it. Dean said:
“It is deeply troubling when you realize that the president-elect generally does not know what he is talking about and when he does he lies.”
Dean’s statement was vague and didn’t give any examples, but there is speculation that he may have been referring to the recent contradictory comments Trump has made about Russia’s involvement in the US election.
This is hardly Dean’s first attack on Trump. Last week, Dean published a column about how he thought Trump’s presidency might go. He stated, “A president-elect who is too smart to take the president daily intelligence briefing is not only too dumb to be president, but is not interested in the job.” Dean also predicted that Trump would breach his oath of office:
“I doubt, however, that Trump will honor his oath. My reason is rather simple, Donald Trump is far worse than Richard Nixon—a fact about which I will have more to say about in the future.”
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