Christine Todd Whitman: Trump should step down over Putin press conference
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Christine Todd Whitman, a former GOP governor from New Jersey, called on President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller MORE to step down following his controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Whitman, who served in President George W. Bush's administration as Environmental Protection Agency chief and has been a frequent critic of the current president, called Trump's actions at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "irrational and dangerous."

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“Mr President, you should be ashamed,” Todd Whitman, who voted for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton‘Prosperity and peace’ is the winning Republican theme for midterms Mueller recommends Papadopoulos be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison Poll: Dem opponent leads Scott Walker by 5 points MORE in 2016, said on Twitter. “To deny your own country and government in favor of a foreign leader whose country has, for decades, tried to undermine the United States is irrational and dangerous.” 

“Please step down, you are not fit to lead this great nation,” Todd Whitman continued.

Todd Whitman has battled with Trump over climate policy. Unlike many within the Republican Party, she believes the GOP should tackle the issue of climate change.

 

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