Richard Clarke on Trump: ‘Every Day He Throws a Political Hand Grenade into Our National Dialogue’

‘And we talk about that and we don’t talk about the things that we should talk about, the things that are important and over the long-term are making America less safe and less powerful’

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GOLDMAN: "Well, it’s interesting, Richard, that, you know, when you talk about trade, which seems to be something that Trump brings up and you mentioned how we’re borrowing money from China to pay farmers not to sell food to China, but how — you know, from our standpoint where we’re looking here and we see Trump last night talking about everything unrelated to that, and how do you square up sort of what, you know, the average citizen can do who is interested in these things, how can it become more relevant in today’s political environment?"
CLARKE: "Well, we have to have politicians who are willing to talk about it. And I think a lot of politicians today think they have to talk about whatever shiny ball Trump throws. It’s like Trump throwing the paper towels in Puerto Rico. Every day he throws a political hand grenade into our national dialogue. And we talk about that and we don’t talk about the things that we should talk about, the things that are important and over the long-term are making America less safe and less powerful."

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