John O. Brennan is a very smart man. He worked for the CIA during several different presidential administrations before eventually becoming the Direct of the CIA under President Obama. He had a hand in finding Osama Bin Laden and saw cyberwar as a major threat to our democracy. Sadly, he retired the day Donald Trump was inaugurated, saying that Trump’s attacks on the intelligence community were outrageous. Brennan also said that Trump doesn’t have a “full appreciation of Russian capabilities, Russia’s intentions and actions that they are undertaking in many parts of the world”.
Brennan was troubled about Trump taking over the presidency. He could plainly see how a Trump presidency could endanger the United States. In response to yet another Trump Twitter attack on James Comey, Brennan dusted off an old term to describe the Trump administration.
Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey. As the greatest Nation history has known, we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived. https://t.co/eC6LATH2Gd
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) April 13, 2018
Oxford dictionary defines a kakistocracy as,
‘a government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state.’
Brennan is 100% correct in his assessment of the Trump administration. We the people could not have found a more incompetent person to put in the White House if that’s what we set out to do in the first place. Trump is weak, ineffective, a terrible negotiator, and clearly not intelligent enough to do the job he’s been elected to do. He’s started a trade war with China that will cost Americans a fortune, and his tax scam will drive the deficit and our debt straight through the roof. He lies to us on a daily basis, and the turnover in his administration is the worst in our nation’s history. He’s ruined our reputation in the world, insulted nearly all of our allies, and literally let Russia get away with murder.
It’s too bad that Trump didn’t decide to keep John O. Brennan on as the Director of the CIA. It would have been nice to have such a smart person looking out for the welfare of this nation. Sadly Trump feels threatened when surrounded by intelligent people, so it never would have worked in the first place. Maybe Brennan was smart to flee while he could.
The Twitterverse sure had fun with Brennan’s kakistocracy response.
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