Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) chose not to state that Trump was mentally healthy and able to deal with the North Korea nuclear crisis.Transcript via CNN State
Of The Union: CELEBRATION: Senator, there are a great deal of individuals awakening this morning in this country extremely concerned about what they’re hearing from North Korea. Do you share Clapper’s issue, not practically North Korea,
however with the president’s ability to respond? FLAKE: Well, I– I do have excellent self-confidence in our nationwide security
group and those who are recommending the president.And the president does not have experience in this– in this kind of situation, however couple of presidents do when they enter into office. And I’m positive that the people around the president are providing him good advice, and I believe that he will follow it.
I sure hope he does. Certainly, you like a leader that’s measured and sober and consistent. Our allies desire to hear that. I believe our foes have to hear that. However we have actually got a good group around the president.
BASH: Senator, you talked there about the president’s group, but not about the president himself. Are you worried about the president himself, as James Clapper is? FLAKE: Well, like I stated, no president can be found in prepared with regard to foreign policy experience.
That’s why you have a great team around them. I have had my issues, I believe everyone has, at some of the declarations that have actually been made by the president with regard to NATO and other areas in diplomacy. Like I said, I think we– we desire someone who is– who is determined and sober and consistent and conservative in this regard.
But he has an excellent group around him, and I believe in them. To understand why the White Home sent out Defense Secretary Mattis out to deliver a declaration instead of North Korea, it is essential to realize that a Republican Senator would not say that his own president is psychologically in shape enough to handle this crisis. No place in Sen. Flake’s response was a declaration of self-confidence about Trump’s mental fitness. Rather of vouching for Trump’s proficiency, Flake applauded individuals around Trump who can keep him in check. Jeff Flake has been important of Donald Trump, but he has actually also personally dealt with the guy, and if individuals who have remained in the room with the President won’t validate Trump’s capability
to manage a crisis, it is a strong signal that the President Of The United States could really well be mentally unsuited and inexperienced.