Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates slammed Donald Trump's embrace of Putin as "disturbing and shamelessly unpatriotic," while former FBI Director Jim Comey offered his own subtle rebuke.
His version of events regarding his conversation with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin was even embarrassingly contradicted by the Kremlin itself.
And now two new notable voices have offered their own takedowns — one explicitly so, and another more subtle but nonetheless damning.
Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general who was fired by Trump after she refused to defend his Muslim travel ban, slammed his “embrace” of Putin and rejection of U.S. intelligence experts.
“Disturbing and shamelessly unpatriotic, on Veterans Day no less,” she noted pointedly.
POTUS embraces Putin yet again telling world he believes former KGB agent’s denial of attack on our election over our own Intel public servants, calling them “political hacks.” Disturbing and shamelessly unpatriotic, on Veterans Day no less.
— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) November 11, 2017
“While we risk becoming numb to the daily barrage of alarming news, we can’t lose sight of the fact that this is beyond abnormal,” Yates declared. “It’s dangerous.”
Another crucial rebuke, though a less explicit one, came from former FBI Director James Comey.
Comey — who was also fired by Trump for not doing what Trump wanted, this time regarding the Russia investigation — posted a tweet Saturday morning that did not mention Trump by name, but the message was still hard to miss.
“If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will fly; it is light as a feather and a breath will carry it.” Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1855). pic.twitter.com/YZf4q88wyi
— James Comey (@Comey) November 11, 2017
Trump’s total disregard for anything in the vicinity of truth and his despicable attacks on the nation and its veterans and intelligence experts have received nothing but condemnation and repudiation.
Apparently, the ostensible commander in chief — a man who once attacked a distinguished veteran and member of Congress as “not a war hero” because he was taken prisoner — is unaware of what it means to observe Veterans Day, or to honor the country he supposedly wished to lead.