At a press conference in Doral, Florida, last Wednesday, Donald Trump encouraged Russia to hack into U. S. State Department Emails, and said that it could profit handsomely by providing them to the American media. After his inability to shift the focus to the DNC Emails, when questioned later, Trump suggested that he was just using sarcasm. As a candidate for the U. S. Presidency, however, Trump should know that any form of humor, including sarcasm, is totally improper when discussing the theft of intelligence information by any foreign enemy—let alone our most dangerous one.
Donald Trump seems to exist in a parallel universe: one in which he is totally divorced from reality. He also seems to have a combination of personality disorders—compulsiveness, everything in excess, and his narcissism leaves little room for listening to reason. The GOP—House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Party Chairman Reince Priebus—seems to believe that it can control him. But Donald J. Trump cannot even control himself!
Trump’s actions last Wednesday border on both Treason and Sedition; but, I will leave that to the Government attorneys to pursue. Based on what he said last week, however, there are a number of Congressman—from both parties—who are concerned about the Daily Intelligence Briefings that he will now receive. Although it will contain classified information, both Secretary Clinton and Mister Trump will receive exactly the same briefing, and it will be a plain “Vanilla” version.
Personally, I am not so concerned about the actual information that he will receive as much as I am about what he might do with it. Based on lengthy interviews that I read about two men, who basically wrote books touted as only ghostwritten by them, I have my doubts. Each man said that Donald Trump only has the attention span of a small child, and each doubted that he had even read the books that he supposedly “wrote”.
Just think about a person having access to classified information and they perhaps might not understand what the raw data means, its importance if it were to fall into the wrong hands, or the potential danger that could be unleashed. Now, consider that that information were provided to someone who talks constantly, is always trying to impress everyone with his superior intellect, and is literally willing to shoot-from the-lip, so to speak, we do have a big problem. Legalities of last week’s comments aside, Donald J. Trump, with classified information, would be a time bomb just waiting to go off!
NOTE: To appease the GOP that he was indeed a serious candidate, a couple of months ago Donald J. Trump spent one hour with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Dr. Kissinger is arguably the foremost authority on Foreign Affairs alive today. I’m sure that Dr. Kissinger appreciated all that he learned from Donald Trump at their meeting.