Foreign policy expert, intelligence analyst under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Trump-appointed deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on his National Security Council staff Fiona Hill recently sat down for a new interview with the New York Times and to say that she brutally destroyed the former president would frankly be an understatement.
In fact, Hill came for Trump so hard, especially in her comparison between the former US president and Russian dictatorial President Vladimir Putin, that Trump promptly came unglued in a positively irate and pretty damn racist statement responding to her interview.
But there was one portion of Hill’s interview, in particular, that was deeply disturbing it left us with a pit in our stomachs.
In speaking to the Times Hill, who served as a key witness in Trump’s first impeachment trial regarding his infamous extortion attempt against Ukraine, issued a stark warning to the American people — if Trump manages to secure another White House term come 2024, it will serve as the end of the United States’ credibility on the global stage.
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“We’ve been the gold standard of democratic elections. All of that will be rolled back if Trump returns to power after claiming that the only way he could ever lose is if someone steals it from him,” Hill, the top Russia advisor on the National Security Council under the Trump administration, said in the interview.
“It’ll be more than diplomatic shock,” she added. “I think it would mean the total loss of America’s leadership position in the world arena.”
Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton echoed a similar sentiment in speaking to the Times himself when he said that it would have caused “damage” to the US “that might not be repairable,” if Trump had actually won in 2020, before adding that he felt exactly the same about the prospect of Trump potentially winning in 2024.
While Trump has not yet officially announced his candidacy for 2024, as he’s assumably dodging the campaign finance laws for as long as possible, he has regularly teased at the notion that he’ll run again in the next election and, if we’re being frank, we all know damn good and well that he will, unless something or someone stops him.
Read the full report on Hill’s warning from Business Insider here.
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