Rick Stengel Calls for Americans to Take to ‘the Streets’ After Trump Press Conference

‘The Constitution says that the president must take care that the laws be faithfully executed’

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STENGEL: “So, Brian, the Constitution says that the president must take care that the laws be faithfully executed. That’s his main job. We saw the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, the president of the United States, stand up next to a Russian dictator and take his side against the law enforcement agencies of the United States. That’s a stunning development. I mean, if you saw that in a movie, you would question it and say that it was absurd. So it’s a very dangerous state of affairs there. Trump’s mastery of what — when he's asked about the intelligence officers that -- that committed a crime against our republic starts talking about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. I mean, there’s absolutely no symmetry between that at all. He’s just trying to deflect that. One of the things that I do think that’s been a problem and I don’t know how to address it. I’m sort of with Bill, sort of gobsmacked and flummoxed at the same time. We are under attack from Russia. If there were physical missiles, like during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Americans would be in the streets and protesting and asking for the president to protect us. These are invisible missiles. These are digital missiles that are going into our system. We can’t see them. We have a hard time explaining them. DNI Coats said the red light was blinking like just before 9/11. I mean, we’re in a very difficult situation and I think there has to be a better way to explain this to the American people and then make the American people alarmed by what is happening to us.”

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