Noted Presidential Historian: Donald Trump Unfit for Office
Donald Trump is leading an administration in total disarray and the U.S. President is unfit for office, so says Rice University history professor and CNN analyst Douglas Brinkley.
Brinkley said on CNN’s Reliable Sources that “a week of White House personnel controversies proved the Trump administration was in utter disarray.”
He added that “you cannot compartmentalize everything because it is all morphed together as Donald Trump’s unfit for command as chief executive, in my opinion. Trump incorrectly thinks he can govern by chaos.”
The Rice University history professor said the appointment of recently dismissed White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci was proof that Trump is unfit to be commander in chief.
CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter asked Mr. Brinkley for clarification: “Let me be clear, you just said he is unfit for Commander in Chief?” Mr. Brinkley doubled down on his assertion.
“I think when you have a White House communications director that uses the kind of foul language that he does against fellow employees of the federal government and makes threats the way that he did, and that’s supposed to be your solution to the United States as a way they’re going to communicate to the world, it means Donald Trump picked the wrong person to be his communications director.”
“He has a White House that’s leaking like crazy,” he continued.
Anthony Scaramucci was dismissed from the communications position by newly appointed White House chief of staff John Kelly this week.
“It has become like a TV episode where every day you have got to say something sensational to make sure your name is in the headlines,” Douglas Brinkley said.
He compared Trump’s behavior with President Richard Nixon’s during the Watergate scandal that resulted in Nixon’s resignation.
“If you listen to the Nixon Watergate tapes, the secret tapes, and you hear Nixon ramble, it sounds like Donald Trump’s tweets,” Brinkley said. “And it did not turn out well for Nixon.”
Brinkley said that based on Trump’s recent poll numbers, over 60% of Americans give him a failing grade.
“Trump still has 36% support from voters, but that means over 60% of Americans think that he is doing a miserable job and the rest of the world is laughing,” he said.
“The key to Donald Trump is just this kind of blind, fierce loyalty. That is what Franco expected in Spain, that is what Mussolini wanted in Italy, it is a failed agenda so far.”
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