A new ad from the Republican Voters Against Trump features the former Chief of Staff for Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
He published an even more damning article in the Washington Post today. He says that Trump turned DHS “into a tool used for his political benefit.” In particular there was “a near-total focus on issues that he said were central to his reelection”.
“What we saw week in and week out, for me, after two and a half years in that administration, was terrifying. We would go in to try to talk to him about a pressing national security issue — cyberattack, terrorism threat — he wasn’t interested in those things.”
“Trump showed vanishingly little interest in subjects of vital national security interest, including cybersecurity, domestic terrorism and malicious foreign interference in U.S. affairs.”
Even worse was the president’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “In his cavalier disregard for the seriousness of the threat, Trump failed to make effective use of the federal crisis response system painstakingly built after 9/11. Years of DHS planning for a pandemic threat have been largely wasted. Meanwhile, more than 165,000 Americans have died.”
Even though he is still a Republican, he says that he has to support Joe Biden for president because he knows that Biden will keep us safe. And four more years of Trump “are unthinkable”.