On Friday, former CIA director and inveterate Trump-hater John Brennan went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe , where he accused President Trump of “paranoia” and “insecurity.”
Brennan was discussing his column in The Washington Post in which he began by lauding previous presidents, then launching into a scurrilous attack on Trump, writing:
Mr. Trump, however, has shown highly abnormal behavior by lying routinely to the American people without compunction, intentionally fueling divisions in our country and actively working to degrade the imperfect but critical institutions that serve us.
Although appalling, those actions shouldn’t be surprising. As was the case throughout his business and entertainment careers, Mr. Trump charts his every move according to a calculus of how it will personally help or hurt him. His strategy is to undercut real, potential and perceived opponents; his focus is to win at all costs, irrespective of truth, ethics, decency and — many would argue — the law.
Speaking on Morning Joe, Brennan ranted of Trump’s “paranoia” and “insecurity,” then stated:
Certainly his tweets do not seem like they’re coming from a person of innocence and confidence. Make no mistake about it, I think the American justice system is going to prevail in this endeavor to get to the bottom of who might have been collaborating and working with foreign actors to try to undermine the integrity of the election.
He added later, “I think it shows that Mr. Trump with his continued emphasis on lying and fabrication and untruths, falsehood, it just feeds this and it encourages others to do it. This is, I think, what is so corrosive on our country and our government today.”