Courtesy of Politico:
For former acting CIA Director Michael Morell, Donald Trump does not have what it takes to be commander in chief.
In a New York Times op-ed published Friday, the 33-year agency veteran notes that he has been heretofore private with his political preferences and is registered as neither a Democrat nor a Republican.
"No longer. On Nov. 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president," wrote Morell.
Morell also suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin has successfully co-opted Trump's message in complimenting the political neophyte and getting exactly what he wanted in return with more praise even in light of his strongman tendencies toward journalists and dissidents.
"In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation," Morell wrote.
Jesus can you believe that national security experts are now suggesting that Trump has been recruited by Vladimir Putin?
And the truly damaging part is that he is only reinforcing what a whole lot of people already beleive to be true.
Morell goes on to say that he thinks that Hillary Clinton is "highly qualified" and that Trump poses a threat to our national security.
I absolutely have no idea how a presidential candidate recovers from allegations like this
As if that were not bad enough. and it is, Trump was forced to walk back accusations that he saw a plane loaded with four hundred million dollars landing in Iran as ransom for newly released American hostages:
Donald Trump backed off a false claim Friday morning, admitting he had not seen a video of a $400 million payment being unloaded from a US plane in Iran.
The Republican nominee had claimed at rallies twice this week that such a video existed, saying in Maine on Thursday that it was provided by Iranians "to embarrass our president because we have a president who's incompetent."
What Trump had actually seen in news reports was video of three American prisoners who Iran had released arriving in Geneva, Switzerland.
Trump admitted his error in an early-morning tweet Friday, without actually saying he was wrong.
I think it is almost time to stick a pin in the Donald Trump campaign, and call it done.The Plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2016