Clint Watts: ‘We’re One Step Closer To Being a Third World Power,’ ‘Tariffs and Pardons’ Are What ‘We See From Banana Republics’

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts stated the US is “closer to being a Third World power, as of today.” He added “tariffs and pardons” “are things that we see from banana republics,” and “when authoritarians take charge in elections and then go after their political opponents and help out their political allies.”

Watts said, “We’re one step closer to being a Third World power, as of today. I mean, tariffs and pardons, these are things that we see from banana republics, right? I mean, these are when authoritarians take charge in elections and then go after their political opponents and help out their political allies. This is destroying the whole idea of independent justice, whether it’s pushing on Sessions or the Rod Rosenstein issue that we’re talking about or in this case, just throwing around pardons based on personal connections and celebrities, which the president seems to think are the most pressing issues in our country right now, is going back after reality TV stars.”

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