James Clapper directly questioned President Trump's fitness for office on Wednesday.

The president's campiagn-style speech in Phoenix, Arizona was "downright scary and disturbing," the former Director of National Intelligence told CNN.

Host Don Lemon asked him if he was questioning the president's fitness for office.

"Yes, I do," Clapper responded, adding that he also questions Trump's motivations.

"Maybe he is looking for a way out."


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“I toiled in one capacity or another for every president since and including John F. Kennedy through President Obama and I don’t know when I’ve listened and watched something like this from a president that I found more disturbing,” the former top spy stated.

Clapper said the speech reminded him of the president's "unglued" press conference at Trump Tower addressing the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville.

Clapper said Trump's access to the nuclear codes is "pretty damn scary" and warned that in "a fit of pique" he could recklessly bomb North Korea.

On "Fox & Friends," Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.) responded, calling Clapper an "idiot" who is now "parroting" the anti-Trump narrative from the left that Trump is unfit for the office.

"I don't understand how anybody gives Jim Clapper any credibility at this point in time," said Shaffer, accusing Clapper of twice lying under oath to the American people.

Watch the discussion above.


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