Howard Dean: Trump Is Irrelevant in the Construction of American Foreign Policy
CAMEROTA: "And governor, he wants to believe Kim Jong-un and he wants to believe Vladimir Putin when they meet with him privately and tell him that things are rosy because he likes them and he has great chemistry as he had said. And he admires Vladimir Putin as he has said. And the reason it's troubling to many Americans is because we know Russia is still trying to interfere in the 2020 election. And so it feels like if he doesn’t believe his intel chiefs and he believes Vladimir Putin over that that somehow things are not going to go well fr Trump."
DEAN: "Yeah. The thing about all this is most people don’t believe Donald Trump and they know he says things that aren’t true ten times a day, literally. And this is one of them. So the problem with Trump’s presidency from an inside the beltway perspective which is not how I usually think, is that the intelligence operations in the United States are mostly nonpartisan. It is true that there had been some people who've been in various positions that have done things that are outside the realm of what we normally do — coups and things like that. But for the most part, Dan Coats is a Republican, but Dan Coats is laying it out how it is. And that matters a lot. And people just don’t believe Trump. Trump is -- other than the fact Trump that he has his finger on the button and can order people to do things he’s irrelevant in the construction of American foreign policy."