“It’s concerning that Donald Trump was potentially sharing information that he learned in his briefing,” Mook said on “Good Morning America.”
Clinton and Trump participated in a wide-ranging forum Wednesday night hosted by NBC/MSNBC, in which Trump seemed to discuss some of what he had learned in his two classified intelligence briefings.
Clinton’s campaign manager went on to attack Trump this morning on “GMA,” arguing that Trump doesn’t have a strategy to combat ISIS.
“What was really scary was he keeps talking about the secret plan that he has to defeat ISIS,” Mook said. “What was clear last night, there’s really no plan at all. That’s what’s scary.”
Trump also said Wednesday night he thinks that under the “leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble” and, in the past, he has claimed to “know more about ISIS than the generals.”
“This is what is so incredible and challenging for the Republicans. The fact that the only criticism they could have for Hillary Clinton is that she didn’t smile enough at a very serious forum on our veterans, on our national security and on the job of commander in chief just tells you everything you need to know,” Mook said.
Praise for Putin
“He praised Russia’s strongman, Vladimir Putin, even taking the astonishing step of suggesting he prefers the Russian president to our American president. It actually suggests he will let Putin do what Putin wants and even make excuses for him,” Clinton continued. Reiterating remarks she made…
Donald Trump hinted about what he learned in a classified intelligence briefing during this televised forum. Trump, who has assailed his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, for mishandling classified information over her private email server, discussed the briefing with NBC News’ Matt Lauer.
“What I did learn is that our leadership, Barack Obama, did not follow what our experts and our truly — when they call it intelligence, it’s there for a reason, what our experts said to do,” he said during the forum.
“In almost every instance, and I could tell, I’m pretty good with the body language, I could tell. They were not happy. Our leaders did not follow what they were recommending.”
Trump did not get into other specifics about the briefing, which is given to each of the presidential candidates after their nomination conventions. The idea behind the briefings is to bring the candidate up to speed so they can be ready to go on Day One of their presidency.
Lauer had asked Trump if he learned anything in the briefing “that makes you reconsider some of the things you say you can accomplish, like defeating ISIS quickly.”
Many think that perhaps it would have been better if Trump had passed on that question.