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.
“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.