Sen. Kamala Harris slams Donald Trump as “a national security threat” after he invites foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election to help him win reelection.
During an appearance on All In with Chris Hayes, Harris said: “He is then commander-in-chief and has a duty to defend our democracy but it is outrageous. The guy just doesn’t understand the job and can’t do it quite well.”
“This president is putting his interests ahead of this country. For self-interest this president is willing to compromise our democracy to win,” Harris said.
“He’s sending a signal to our adversaries to come on in” and interfere in the elections. She reiterated her call for Trump’s impeachment.
Trump told ABC News host George Stephanopoulos that he would accept damaging information on his opponents from a foreign country.
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Trump tells @GStephanopoulos he wouldn't necessarily alert the FBI if approached by foreign figures with information on his 2020 opponent: "It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it." https://t.co/yWRxMOaFqW pic.twitter.com/qwLw53s5yc
— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2019
Trump threw FBI Director Chris Wray under a bus, saying he is wrong in saying that any campaign contacted by a foreign source with dirt needs to call the agency.
Sen. Kamala Harris: “Let’s speak the truth: this president is a national security threat.”
Harris later tweeted: “China is listening. Russia is listening. North Korea is listening. Let’s speak the truth: this president is a national security threat.”
Sen. Harris said if she is elected president, she would press charges against Trump through the Justice Department. Sen. Harris previously raised the possibility of criminal charges against Trump if she won the election during a recent townhall.
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) June 13, 2019
Reaction on Twitter:
President Trump is once again welcoming foreign interference in our elections. This isn’t about politics. It is a threat to our national security. An American President should not seek their aid and abet those who seek to undermine democracy.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 13, 2019
World, if you’re listening, send us everything you’ve got on trump.
Operators are standing by. https://t.co/Yy28GpawZ2
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) June 13, 2019
Disgraceful yet sadly par for the course for this president.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 13, 2019
After years of saying “no collusion,” President Trump goes on video to say that he’ll gladly accept foreign interference in our elections as long as it benefits him personally.
This is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever heard from an American President. https://t.co/5VlJ6ZejR4
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) June 13, 2019
Bill Weld calls for Trump's resignation over his willingness to accept dirt from hostile powers pic.twitter.com/nJXpzmpddq
— Tim Dickinson (@7im) June 13, 2019
The #MuellerReport made it clear: A foreign government attacked our 2016 elections to support Trump, Trump welcomed that help, and Trump obstructed the investigation. Now, he said he'd do it all over again. It's time to impeach Donald Trump. https://t.co/yk25iGYpmC
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) June 12, 2019
well this take has aged poorly pic.twitter.com/VNHgmtABOm
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) June 12, 2019
The President of the United States just sat in the Oval Office and signaled his willingness to conspire with a foreign government to commit a crime in order to win re-election. https://t.co/GPJzG9UVLK
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) June 13, 2019
If any USG employee with a clearance declared "Why yes, I'd talk to a foreign agent and not talk to the FBI," not only would that person be in violation of security requirements, but the people around that person would be required to report him or her as a security threat.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 12, 2019