We are not prone to alarmism. Yet for a variety of reasons, we see the crisis begun over Ukraine and most recently accelerated by the decision to abruptly leave Syria as part of a larger and disturbing pattern. We view the extreme impulsivity and flaws of judgment repeatedly evidenced by our President as an increasingly grave concern.
We share with you below the work of two TAI contributing editors, David J. Kramer and Gabriel Schoenfeld, who both respectively urge former senior administration officials to come forth to speak to President Trump’s temperamental suitability, stability, and competence to lead us in these difficult times. We endorse David and Gabe’s perspectives: In the Washington Post, David writes that “Those who worked with Trump must now tell Congress what they know.” And in USA Today, Gabe writes: “Trump is in free fall. We need insights on his fitness from Mattis, Kelly and others. Now.”
We urge our friends who have supported President Trump to consider that, whatever the legitimacy of the roots of Trumpism— and party allegiances and partisan concerns—it is entirely possible that their leader may end in disgrace, damaging badly a policy agenda they deem otherwise worthy.
Jeffrey Gedmin, Editor-in-Chief
Charles Davidson, Publisher