Former CIA director John Brennan has lashed out at Donald Trump over the US President threatening countries with funding cuts prior to the UN General Assembly vote on Jerusalem.
In his tweet on December 22, Brennan expressed indignation about Trump pledging to retaliate against all those who were eager to say "no" to Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Trump Admin threat to retaliate against nations that exercise sovereign right in UN to oppose US position on Jerusalem is beyond outrageous. Shows @realDonaldTrump expects blind loyalty and subservience from everyone—qualities usually found in narcissistic, vengeful autocrats.— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) 21 декабря 2017 г.
Twitter users were quick to react, with some signaling their support for Brennan's criticism.
Rather than blindly lining up behind Trump, lawmakers should heed Brennan’s warning and hold the administration accountable for its rhetoric — before Trump’s fantasies of totalitarianism come home to roost.— Doris Sher (@doris_sher) 22 декабря 2017 г.
Others, however, made fun of Brennan deciding to point the finger at the US President.
Earlier this week, Trump said that that he is carefully watching the way countries vote in the UN Security Council and General Assembly.
"They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we're watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We'll save a lot. We don't care," Trump said.
Former CIA Director and Obama gang member John Brennan, is one of the slimiest snakes in the grass you can find, and the LAST person to be criticizing President Trump's, or anyone else's character! He got caught in so many lies that he lost all credibility and became irrelevant.— Robert Smith (@RobertS03331996) 22 декабря 2017 г.
On Thursday, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution that rejects Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel after 128 member states voted in favor of the document.
Brennan — You calling others "narcissistic, vengeful autocrats" is the modern equivalent of Agrippina pouring wine for the emperor Claudius while gossiping with Senate wives.— David Miller (@davidmiller631) 21 декабря 2017 г.
Earlier, the US vetoed the UN Security Council resolution, urging Trump to reverse his decision on Jerusalem, while 14 states supported the document, which was drafted by Egypt.
"Nonpartisan American" What a joke. If anyone would know about narcissistic, vengeful autocrats, it would certainly be you, Mr. Brennan.— IrishEi (@IrishEi) 22 декабря 2017 г.
On December 6, Trump announced Washington's declaration on Jerusalem, a move that was condemned by the international community, including Palestinian officials, who described it as the US President's biggest mistake and a provocation.
Well John O. Brennan one can say the same for Odumbo loyalist and subservience like yourself that possess qualities usually found in narcissistic, vengeful autocrats.— Trumptastic (@TrumptasticNH) 22 декабря 2017 г.