Former CIA Director John Brennan signaled frustration with President Donald Trump after he shared his rising approval numbers on Twitter.
“[Y]our self adoration is disgraceful,” Brennan replied to Trump on Twitter.
The former CIA director, who identifies on Twitter as a “nonpartisan American who is very concerned about our collective future,” now serves as a frequent Trump critic.
Brennan reminded Trump that he served six presidents, supporting President Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
“While I didn’t agree with all their policy choices, I admired and respected all of them, as they put country above their personal interests,” he wrote:
I served 6 Presidents, 3 Rs & 3Ds. I directly supported Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama. While I didn't agree with all their policy choices, I admired and respected all of them, as they put country above their personal interests. Not so with you, as your self adoration is disgraceful https://t.co/A1brb0HW3V
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) April 5, 2018
Brennan has only used Twitter to post 22 messages to his followers, but most of them have been critical of the president.
“When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history,” he wrote after Trump celebrated the news that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired.
Brennan was also furious after Trump wrote that he was “much tougher” on Russia than Obama.
“It never ceases to amaze me how successful you have been making yourself so small, petty, and banal with your tweets,” he wrote. “Your insecurity is well deserved, as is your concern over Russia investigation.”