Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention: report O’Rourke on Texas reopening: ‘Dangerous, dumb and weak’ Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE said in an interview that aired Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE has “made a mess of our foreign policy.”
The former Texas congressman said while appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump’s own actions have lessened trust of him in the intelligence community, which has made the U.S. less safe.
“He’s invited the help of foreign powers, he sided with [Russian President] Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinRepublicans release newly declassified intelligence document on FBI source Steele Feehery: How Trump can turn the protests into parades dedicated to making America great again You may pay more at the pump, as OPEC+ cuts oil production MORE on that stage in Helsinki, Finland, instead of our own intelligence community, so it’s no wonder that there is a lack of trust between military leaders, our intelligence community and the president of the United States,” O’Rourke said.
“This dynamic imperils the United States. It makes us less safe than we would otherwise be as his national security adviser and his cabinet push us into what perhaps will be another war with Iran,” he added.
He further said that Trump “has made a mess of our foreign policy and has significantly diminished the national security of this country.”
His comments follow a New York Times report Saturday in which two administration officials said that that they did not think Trump was briefed in detail about efforts to ramp up digital attacks on a Russian power grid.
Trump denied the report in a pair of tweets on Saturday.
O’Rourke is among two dozen people vying for the Democratic Party’s 2020 Presidential nomination.
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