Trump tapping social networks ‘clown’ Grenell to lead intelligence agencies even has Trump allies concerned: MSNBC’s Early morning Joe
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough walloped President Donald Trump’s choice for acting director of national intelligence.
The president tapped controversial German ambassador Richard Grenell to oversee the all 17 intelligence agencies, in spite of having no experience in intelligence or running a large administration– to name a few disqualifying qualities.
“Individuals that know Grenell do say that he lacks intelligence, he does not have discretion, he does not have knowledge of the topic,” Scarborough stated. “He specifically lacks judgment.”
“His function as ambassador in Germany was dreadful by all accounts,” Scarborough included, “and the biggest German paper said this of him: ‘Grenell is vain, conceited, he dishes out aggressively but can hardly manage criticism. His bold behavior hides a deep insecurity. Grenell knows little about Germany and Europe, and that his understanding of the subject matter is shallow.'”
Scarborough said several German and other European officials have called Grenell’s diplomatic efforts as a “catastrophe,” and even Trump allies were concerned by his elevation to the intelligence chief.
“They might not remember an ambassador who was more ill-equipped to hold down a crucial post than this person, who plays a clown on social networks,” Scarborough said. “I indicate, all the sirens were going off last night, even Trump fans on TELEVISION were stating this was a bad option, that he was not gotten ready for this job. What would the effect of having somebody who does not have the intelligence, lacks the discretion, does not have the worth ethic to manage this task, what could the impact be on America’s national security?”
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