Trump: The 50 GOP National Security Officials ‘Are Nothing More Than the Failed Washington Elite’

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Donald Trump is responding to what he’s calling a “politically motivated” letter that was written by 50 GOP national security officials, who wrote a public letter stating that “none of us will vote for Donald Trump.”

Trump stated in a press release Monday night in response to the letter:

The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess, and we thank them for coming forward so everyone in the country knows who deserves the blame for making the world such a dangerous place. They are nothing more than the failed Washington elite looking to hold onto their power, and it’s time they are held accountable for their actions.

The 50 Republican national security officials raised concerns over the New Yorker’s rhetoric on foreign policy as well as national security, saying Trump has “an alarming ignorance of basic facts of contemporary international politics.”

“We are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being,” the letter reads.

“Those signing the letters served in the White House in eras stretching from Richard Nixon to the second George W. Bush administration,” notes the Wall Street Journal.

Trump’s statement blasted the officials, blaming them for the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS).

“These insiders – along with Hillary Clinton – are the owners of the disastrous decisions to invade Iraq, allow Americans to die in Benghazi, and they are the ones who allowed the rise of ISIS,” Trump blasted.

He continued:

Yet despite these failures, they think they are entitled to use their favor trading to land taxpayer-funded government contracts and speaking fees. It’s time we put our foot down and declare that their gravy train is over: no longer will Crooked Hillary Clinton and the other disasters in Washington get rich at our expense.

Instead, I offer a better vision for our country and our foreign policy – one that is not run by a ruling family dynasty. It’s an America first vision that stands up to foreign dictators instead of taking money from them, seeks peace over war, rebuilds our military, and makes other countries pay their fair share for their protection. Together, we will break up the rigged system in Washington, make America safe again, and we will Make America Great Again.

Although critical of Trump, the 50 GOP leaders didn’t say they’ll vote for Hillary Clinton. “We also know that many have doubts about Hillary Clinton, as [do] many of us,” their letter states.


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