Schaeffer Brands Clapper an 'Idiot' For Anti-Trump Comments

Frederick Owens
August 24, 2017

CNN anchor Don Lemon was not at all happy with President Donald Trump's Phoenix, Arizona, speech Tuesday night, and he was quick to make that known in the moments following the boisterous campaign-style rally.

Clapper said watching Trump's speech, he anxious about the president's access to nuclear codes.

'And I don't know when I've listened and watched something like this from a president that I found more disturbing having some understanding of the levers of power that are available to a president if he chooses to exercise them, ' Clapper said.

Trump delivered a winding speech in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday night that touched on Charlottesville, North Korea, the media, and his border wall proposal.

Trump continued to trash the media's coverage of him, calling out CNN and saying "you wonder why CNN is doing poorly", as the crowd chanted "CNN sucks!" "This is not a surprise".

Shaffer concluded with his theory that Clapper's comment regarding Trump's fitness for office is "a trial balloon to see how this narrative plays, because Russian Federation didn't work, and I don't think this whole "Trump is a supremacist" is working". "Maybe he is looking for a way out", Clapper said.

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Fox News, though, has "treated me fairly", Trump said.

But he says President Trump's Tuesday night rally is the most troubling performance by a president that he's witnessed. You know, what are they thinking?

"The whole system is built to ensure rapid response if necessary", Clapper said.

"This behavior and this divisiveness, intellectual and moral and ethical void that the president of the United States exhibits", Clapper said.

During his CNN interview, Trump singled out a tweet Trump posted in January blasting the intelligence community for using Nazi-like tactics as even more troubling in light of recent developments. "I think he's going to be just fine, OK?"

Clapper, who left position at the helm of the US intelligence community at the end of the Obama administration, also said he was concerned about the president's access to nuclear codes if he has "a fit of pique" over North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Shaffer also commented on the left-wing media's penchant for attacking Trump and twisting his words, saying, "This is very unsafe". Is he a threat to national security?

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