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Obama Adviser: Removing President ‘Very Dangerous Road’

WASHINGTON - MAY12: In this handout from the The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Axelrod during a staff meeting in the Oval Office May 12, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Former Obama White House adviser David Axelrod warned Wednesday that loose talk about President Donald Trump’s fitness to govern could lead America down a “dangerous road.”

In comments on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, Axelrod took issue with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s harsh critique of Trump’s heated rhetoric at a Tuesday night rally in Phoenix.

“As much as I respect Gen. Clapper, the thing he left hanging is what we should do about it,” Axelrod said.

“The inference was that somehow there should be some effort to remove him, or at least that’s how some people would have heard it. And I think we have to be very, very careful when we have these discussions because we have a system, a constitutional system.”

Following Trump’s campaign-style rally in Arizona, Clapper commented: “I really question . . . his fitness to be in this office. I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it, maybe he is looking for a way out.”

Axelrod said those comments made him “nervous.”

“And if people get a sense that there’s some extraordinary measure that’s going to be taken to effect what they would view as a bloodless coup – remember a third of the country supports this president, that’s a very dangerous road to go down.

“And if you ever did go down that road, you’re opening a Pandora’s box that will never end.”

via www.newsmax.com

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