Mike Morell, former deputy director of the CIA, on Donald Trump and his recent op-ed endorsing Hillary Clinton.
Last week I was floored that Morell, a lifelong non-partisan due in great part to his decades long government service, broke ranks to endorse Hillary Clinton in an influential op-ed piece in the New York Times. I suspect (completely a gut reaction on my part) that despite not having registered with a political party, Morell leans more to the right and would generally vote Republican. Despite this, he laid out a scathing argument why Donald Trump should not be the next president. He was my foreign policy hero to begin with, but now I’ve got to build the pedestal even higher. I’m glad that despite the sacrifices he had to make to present such an argument, that he stood up firmly for what he believes is right for the country.
If you haven’t read his piece from Friday, I highly recommend it. If you prefer a video version with more discussion and elaboration, then last night’s Charlie Rose was fantastic.
Even better, if you want a scintillating and engaging primer on world politics, jump back into Rose’s extensive archives and watch all of Charlie Rose’s past interviews with Morell.
6 thoughts on “Mike Morell interview by Charlie Rose on World Politics relating to the Presidential Election 2016”
I appreciate your admiration for an individual, no matter my lack of knowledge (though I will educate myself,) with regards to Mr. Morell; however I don’t feel traditionally right-leaning folk and/or those who admit to voting ‘Republican’ are going out on a limb by stating the obvious. A businessman who achieved his greatest success in reality television are not the ideal requisites to honor the role of and become President of the United States.
Trump is an idiot but has said some things that are true. Most importantly the system is RIGGED. Our foreign policy is a disaster that has turned the middle east into a slaughter house of which humanity will feel the pain for decades to come!