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Trump’s recklessness is endangering the country

President Trump's actions have raised serious questions about his competency.

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President Trump's actions have raised serious questions about his competency.

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President Donald Trump has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most incompetent, ignorant, and outright reckless presidents in the nation’s history.

Mr. Trump revealed highly sensitive information on an Islamic State threat to use laptop computers in terror attacks to the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a meeting in the White House last week.

Mr. Trump attempted to defend his actions via Twitter on Tuesday, claiming he had an “absolute right” to share the information with Russian officials, stating he wants Russia to “greatly step up their fight against ISIS and terrorism.”

It is hard to believe that the President could be so incompetent as to give Russia intelligence information shared with the United States by an ally, on the understanding that it would be withheld from potential adversaries. (The New York Times reported Tuesday that the intel came from Israel, potentially damaging relations with that country.)

Mr. Trump, being as insecure as he is, seems to have bragged about how he has the best intel to inflate himself in front of the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. The whole thing, of course, seems silly, childish, and hard to believe, but we are talking about the guy who at his first press briefing as president lied about the size of his inauguration crowd to make himself feel good.

According to The Atlantic, an official quoted Mr. Trump as boasting, “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day.”

Our president is essentially an insecure middle schooler who will do or say anything to inflate himself, even to the point of leaking sensitive information. Despite what Mr. Trump might have promised in his campaign about putting America first, his insecurities and recklessness are putting Trump first and America in jeopardy.

Mr. Trump is a dangerous man who has failed to prove his competency for the job.”

His actions, when viewed against recent comparisons to President Richard Nixon, fit quite nicely, as Mr. Nixon famously said that “if the president does it, it means it’s not illegal.”

Mr. Trump only further proved that his campaign and now his presidency are built upon a foundation of hypocrisy. He said at rallies and in interviews, time and again, that Hillary Clinton should be locked up for her mishandling of classified information through a private email server.

For example, Mr. Trump said at a rally in Greenville, N.C., that “[w]e can’t have [Clinton] in the Oval Office who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word ‘confidential.’ ”

Mr. Trump’s ties with Russia are under investigation. He recently fired FBI director James Comey, who was leading the investigation. The White House originally said that Mr. Comey was fired because of a mishandling of an investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s use of email while she was secretary of state. Mr. Trump then told NBC News anchor Lester Holt during an interview that his frustration with the Russian investigation played a role in Mr. Comey’s firing. Trump also has faced much criticism for failing to release his tax returns, which some believe could show further ties to Russia.

Mr. Trump is a dangerous man who has failed to prove his competency for the job. Instead, he is jeopardizing national security because he is a needy, insecure infant who constantly seeks ways in which to feel good about himself.

He seems utterly blind to the fact that he is the president of the United States and, in theory, the leader of the free world. It is beyond time that he set aside his own ego to actually protect and serve the country–which, at the moment, seems an impossible task.

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Steven Richardson, Senior writer

Steven is a senior and has been attending AMSA since 6th grade. He is the resident cartoonist for The AMSA Voice. He has always had an interest in the...

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