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Podesta Slams Trump: He's 'Unfit for Office'

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By    |   Monday, 22 May 2017 12:06 PM

Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman John Podesta slammed President Donald Trump as "unfit for office," in an interview with Politico. 

Podesta said that despite Trump's "absolutely crazy" decisions, "It is clear to me that Republicans on Capitol Hill are not going to begin to turn on him at this point." He described House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as having chosen to "Velcro their own political fate" to the president.

Politico described Podesta as "incredulous" about Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his subsequent calling him "a nut job" in a conversation with Russian officials, The New York Times reported last week.

"It's laughable, really laughable that Donald Trump would fire Jim Comey because of his interference which damaged Hillary Clinton," Podesta said, referencing Comey's handling of the investigation into Clinton's private email server. "I mean, it was laughable from the very beginning. Just a complete misreading of reality."

He added that he still thinks Comey's decision to reopen the investigation less than two weeks before the election "was wrong, but he shouldn't have been fired, given the circumstances that he was leading this investigation."

The former White House chief of staff then addressed where he thinks Trump's staff is falling short.

"The problem in the Trump White House is they have no one who really stands up to him," Podesta said. "He's impetuous, he's impulsive, he fires things off and if anything, they enable him rather than trying to contain what are moves that in any other context would seem, you know, absolutely crazy. … If they're going to try to right this place and be able to be effective, I think they need a much stronger team who can resist his impulses and tell him that he's wrong."

The White House has "a sort of complete disregard for the truth. So, they'll say one thing one day, Trump will tweet something the next day, and they're onto a different story," despite their obligation "to basically put out straight information, and in order to do that, I think you've got to ensure that you're getting straight information, and they seem to have little regard for that."

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