In an alarmist Facebook post that’s quickly gone viral, political activist Michael Moore has made his feelings plain regarding Donald Trump‘s decision not to attend daily intelligence meetings.
Here’s a lengthy chunk of his post, which you can read in its entirely below:
Most would agree the #1 job of the leader of any country is to keep its people safe. There is no more important meeting every day for the President than the one where he learns what the day’s potential threats are to the country. That Trump would find it too cumbersome or too annoying to have to sit through 20 minutes of listening to his top intelligence people tell him who’s trying to kill us today, simply boggles the mind.
Of course, our minds have been so boggled so many times in the past year by this foolish man no one seems that surprised or concerned. He can get up at 5 in the morning and send angry, childish tweets about how he’s being portrayed on SNL (“Not funny! Unwatchable!”), or belittling the local elected union leader in Indiana, but he doesn’t have time to hear about the threats to our national security.
So, my fellow Americans, when the next terrorist attack happens — and it will happen, we all know that — and after the tragedy is over, amidst the death and destruction that might have been prevented, you will see Donald Trump acting quickly to blame everyone but himself. He will suspend constitutional rights. He will round up anyone he deems a threat. He will declare war, and his Republican Congress will back him.
And no one will remember that he wasn’t paying attention to the growing threat. Wasn’t attending the daily national security briefings. Was playing golf instead or meeting with celebrities or staying up til 3am tweeting about how unfair CNN is. He said he didn’t need to be briefed. “You know, I think I’m smart. I don’t need to hear the same thing over and over each day for eight years.” That’s what he told Fox News on December 11th when asked why he wasn’t attending the security briefings. Don’t forget that date and his hubris as we bury the dead next year.
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He is so thankful a Republican is in office because it was 8 years of obscurity. If he had his way, there would be Republican dynasties.
@Baba Booey Fafa Fooey: Not true. Every few years he’s done documentaries like Sicko and Capitalism which have been received well.
Donald Trump may get us killed, worse, he will have our country lose standing in the world, a more comprehensive form of death. We allowed an ordinary man into the White House. Our reputation is marred. Money, oil, and territory, chased after in the dark by ordinary men, are an algae bloom of fear, promulgating on the planet. Many earthlings die. Our nation is watched by others. Our light is a treasure, our idea, tested. Power promotes peace.
Blessed be the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)
Minus the hyperbolic tone of the third paragraph, I agree with everything Michael Moore said. The fact that we have a President Trump is why I will never vote Democrat again.
@Xzamilloh: Um I think Trump is a republican though.
Exxon will sink their straws into other countries with or without help. When their name is, “Exxon Oil & Water” they’ll have the world by the short-hairs.
@ChrisK: Sigh… I’m talking about the fact that Hillary was the candidate over Bernie Sanders. Keep up, sweetie.
Obama said the other day, in regards to this very topic.. Once he gets into office, he’ll change his mind about a lot of things.
It’s amazing how one man can think he’s smarter than 17 agencies and hundreds of people.
His Ego is a threat to national security.
NoexxLimbo, damn this dyslexia, ExxonMobil.
Per the Washington Post, Obama only went to 40% of his intel briefings. Love Michael Moore, but everyone needs to look at the big picture and not just out of partisan glasses.
Thomas L. Friedman article.
America, and Putin, voted in a Russian President. Everybody’s happy. How quickly will the country fracture and die?
Eh it’s Michael Moore, he loves to cause and spread drama and BS.
Let’s hope Moore is the first to go. What a buffoon
This orange demagogue gives blowhard a whole new meaning.
This guy aims to destroy the nation. He appointed someone who sued the EPA as its head. He appointed someone who wants to abolish the Energy Department as its Secretary. He appointed someone who doesn’t believe in advocating civil rights as Attorney General. He appointed someone against public education as Education Secretary. The list goes on.
@Baba Booey Fafa Fooey: Just because YOU were not aware of his activities does not mean he suffered 8 years of obscurity. More likely it means you have limited awareness of cultural activities, and are unaware of it.
@Jaroslaw: He read his briefings when he did not attend, as he was given transcripts and is a voracious reader. Bush attended briefings because he (admittedly) did not like to do all that much reading. Unfortunately he chose to ignore intelligence that was not specific enough to move him to action.
Trump may or may not read much (I suspect not given his limited vocabulary), but certainly is not as smart as he likes to think (and brag) he is. Moore is right to be worried. This is a man who is not really clear on the scope of his powers, the structure and function of the three branches of government, the meaning of the bill of rights, or many more of the things he needs to understand to preside successfully over the republic. He rants about hobbling the press, expanding the definitions of liable and slander, censoring the internet to suite his agenda, and on and on about things that are anathema to our history, laws and constitution.
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@Xzamilloh: I love Bernie but not his refugee love. I don’t know if I could vote for him either. Democrats are just too into Islam right now and that’s bad for gays. Just like Republicans who are too into Christianity – it’s bad for gays.
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