Asked by Jonathan Capehart during a recent interview if President Trump is a national security threat, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) answered “in many ways.”
The Biden VP contender then elaborated on why she believes that.
So, given what you just said and given the briefings that you’ve just attended, but especially given what you just said about President Trump, do you think the President of the United States is a national security threat?
In many ways. I think that he is not—he has not throughout his tenure as president prioritized what is in the best interest of our–the health and well-being of the American people on the homeland or around the world.
And you can just look at this most recent threat to the health and well-being of our country, which is this pandemic. And from the very beginning, Donald Trump referred to it as a hoax. He has spent time trying to minimize the seriousness of it. He has attempted to muzzle public health experts and to deny the realities of the harm and also what we can do to mitigate the harm, such as wearing a mask and basic things that are necessary to stem the tide of this virus until we get a vaccine.
You can talk about it on the issue of the climate crisis and the fact that he has been basically a science denier.And then you can look at the fact that our—again, our intelligence community has been very clear, unanimous in its finding of Russia’s interference in the election of the President of the United States in 2016.
And again, he dismissed the seriousness or the significance or the veracity of that information. So, we have many examples that tell us that Donald Trump is not well-equipped, if at all equipped to be the commander in chief.