What does a President do exactly?
Based on what we see reported in the news, and debated by candidates, you’d get the impression that Presidents sat in a control room monitoring the nation’s unemployment rate and gas prices. Of course, the President’s job is much more complex than that; as the President is the Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Diplomat, and Commander-in-Chief.
On the last role – you’d think people would want the Commander-in-Chief to have all the best information available to him for him to execute decisions to the best of their ability. But if that Commander-in-Chief is Donald Trump, apparently not. As The Blaze reported, Harry Reid thinks sabotage is a great idea when it comes to national security:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urged intel agencies to only give the businessman “fake” briefings.
“I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if you’re forced to brief this guy, don’t tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous,” Reid told The Huffington Post. “Fake it, pretend you’re doing a briefing, but you can’t give the guy any information.”
So apparently Reid thinks that the only person who can act on such information shouldn’t have access to it.
These comments came after Trump said that he hoped Russian hackers would be able to find the 30,000 emails that Hillary deleted. Donald Trump didn’t encourage the hacking – he just said that this is something he hopes the hackers turnout. Liberals predictably deliberately misunderstood the comments, claiming that Trump encouraged the Russians to hack us.
Reid claimed that the “idea of such a cyber-crime taking place at the behest of a presidential candidate could be worse than the infamous Watergate scandal that irreparably damaged former President Nixon.” You know what other crimes are worse than Watergate? Hillary Clinton deleting 30,000 of the emails on her private server before handing over the rest to the State Department.
Why Reid thinks that Trump wanting a scandal that warranted an FBI investigation to have some closure means he shouldn’t be able to receive information from the nation’s intelligence agencies remains a mystery. Harry Reid may not want Donald Trump to have access to classified information, but at least we know that we can trust Trump not to do anything crazy with it, like share it over a hack-able private email server.
What do you all think? Let us know in the comments.