Ex-National Security Advisor Susan Rice lashed out at President Donald Trump on “The View” today. Rice ripped the president:
“He is absolutely a failure as our commander in chief. And all the while he’s protecting Putin, justifying Russian behavior. In the same interview he said, ‘Well you know China does much worse,’ and then says ‘And America has done the same thing as the Russians during the Afghan War’ — and it’s just outrageous. Where is our president, our commander in chief standing up for our servicemen and women? He could care less and he’s got some very bizarre very inexplicable reason for always giving Putin the benefit of the doubt and taking steps that benefit Russia at America’s expense.”
Then touching on the current national health crisis: “We prepared the incoming administration with a ‘Pandemic for Dummies’ playbook, and a tabletop exercise, and so many other briefings. So the fault here — the fault here, the tragic loss of 150,000 Americans and counting, is on Donald Trump and his gross mishandling of this pandemic.”
The Hill reports:
Obama administration officials reportedly briefed a number of incoming White House officials about pandemic response protocols in early 2017, but about two-thirds of those who attended had left the White House before the pandemic hit the U.S. this year.
She also called Trump’s statements indicating that he might not accept the outcome of November’s presidential election “disturbing.” Rice announced, “Our country rests on the peaceful transfer of power and the recognition that the voters get to decide. So it’s clear that Donald Trump will stop at nothing to try to stay in power.”
And she declared, “Americans have to decisively reject this corruption and abuse of power at the ballot box. It has to be a resounding defeat of Donald Trump and those in the Senate who enable him to discredit and undermine our democracy.”
Plus Rice confirmed that she is under consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate. “I am apparently among those that are being considered for this important role.” Biden is expected to announce his choice next week.