It’s always nice when folks working for the previous administration set aside political agendas long enough to encourage and show a little support for the new guy taking over a hard, nearly impossible to do task such as running a country.
Yeah, like that’s going to happen.
Not surprisingly no such individual can be found within the Obama administration. But we can’t even go back to the Bush administration to find any support. Today, the former Department of Homeland Security secretary during President George W. Bush’s administration recently expressed just how little faith he has in President Trump’s ability to handle a crisis.
With friends like that…
The Hill is reporting, Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff said he’d “be guessing” whether President Donald Trump would properly allow security professionals to deal with a crisis, Politico reported on Monday.
“If you go for a period of time without a crisis, often when a crisis occurs, you’re a little rusty, and one of the things we learned was to do a constant process of exercising, even in the absence of a real event, because that’s how you retain your muscle memory when you’re responding to an emergency,” Chertoff, who served in the George W. Bush administration, told the news outlet.
In a conservation for the “Off Message” podcast, Chertoff expressed faith in Trump aides such as Defense Secretary James Mattis and John Kelly, the man now serving in his old job as DHS secretary.
“I draw comfort from the fact that the leaders of the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security have military experience, they’ve been in combat, they’re not going to get flustered, they understand how to make things work operationally,” Chertoff said.
A president owes it to the Constitution, even if he disagrees, to be respectful. We don’t elect a president to be the king, we elect a president to play a role within a system,” Chertoff told Politico.
Well at least we have the backhanded complement for two of Trump’s cabinet picks.
Is it too much to ask for people to stop being petty and just wish the new administration the best of luck and hope they’re successful for the sake of the country?
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]