For a guy who always talks about destroying ISIS, he sure loves to make their lives easier.
Donald Trump is obsessed with destroying ISIS. During the campaign, he constantly talked about how President Obama and Hillary Clinton had dropped the ball, and how only he could be counted on to fight back. Now, I’m no foreign policy expert, but it would seem to me, and to most other organisms blessed with the power of basic critical thinking (as well as anyone who has ever seen an action movie), that a good way to combat ISIS would be to get a spy to go undercover among ISIS and feed us information. As a result, one would think that if you or an ally were lucky enough to get such a spy in position, then you’d do everything in your power to protect them.
But for all his big talk on dealing with the terrorist group, Donald Trump revealed this week that his top priority isn’t the Middle East (or, for that matter, health care or even the wall). No, Donald Trump’s top priority is feeding the Russians classified intelligence, as we learned he did last week when he met with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office.
The life of a spy placed by Israel inside ISIS is at risk tonight, according to current and former U.S. officials, after President Donald Trump reportedly disclosed classified information in a meeting with Russian officials last week. The spy provided intelligence involving an active ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet en route to the United States, with a bomb hidden in a laptop that U.S. officials believe can get through airport screening machines undetected. The information was reliable enough that the U.S. is considering a ban on laptops on all flights from Europe to the United States.
So not only did Trump prioritize being a Russian puppet over handling the ISIS situation like a leader, but he also in the process burned Israel, who reportedly only told the U.S. about the intelligence on the condition that it stay secret. And I know this will be a shock to a man who doesn’t know how computers work, but ISIS can watch the same TV and read the same papers we do! So now they know someone among them is a mole. And why? Because apparently Donald Trump doesn’t have the best interests of the nation or our allies at heart. And this might mean that we’re entering into a dark and scary period when our allies refuse to give us intelligence, lest the president blow up their spot. That’s not a position of strength for our government, but what can you expect? There’s a reason some think the best course of action is treating him like an angry, cranky baby.