Former CIA Director John Brennan on Friday went after President Trump regarding his attacks on former FBI Director James Comey, tweeting that Trump’s “kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey.” A Kakistocracy is a form of government in which the worst people are in power. Brennan was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from March 2013 to January 2017. He served as chief counter-terrorism advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama; his title was Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to the President. Trump had lashed out against Former FBI Director James Comey earlier on Twitter and Brennan’s tweet was a direct response. Several times, over the span of Trump’s presidency Brennan has critiqued Trump online. It appears Brennan had read the excerpts released from James Comey’s scathing book about President Trump called “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership”. Here are the two Tweets from Trump and Brennan
James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH. He is a weak and…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2018
Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey. As the greatest Nation history has known, we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived. https://t.co/eC6LATH2Gd
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) April 13, 2018