Former Bush adviser may vote for Clinton, says Trump is security risk

Another former George Bush adviser has said he will likely vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests MORE in November. 


Paul Wolfowitz, who served as the deputy secretary of Defense under Bush, called Republican nominee Donald Trump a security risk. 

"He says he admires [Vladimir] Putin, that Saddam Hussein was killing terrorists, that the Chinese were impressive because they were tough on Tiananmen Square. That is pretty disturbing," Wolfowitz said in an interview with German website Spiegel Online. 

"I wish there were somebody I could be comfortable voting for. I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton, even though I have big reservations about her."

Wolfowitz went on to say that U.S. security depends on having good relationships with allies, but Trump has mainly shown contempt for alliances. 

"And he seems to be unconcerned about the Russian aggression in Ukraine. By doing this, he tells them that they can go ahead and do what they are doing. That is dangerous," Wolfowitz said. 

"[Russian President Vladimir] Putin is behaving in a very dangerous way. And Trump sounds as though he would simply sit back and allow that to go on. I worry about where that would end up."

Wolfowitz said a President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE would be like "Obama squared." 

"We are already seeing a degree of instability in the world because Obama seems to have consciously wanted to step back. Trump is going to be Obama squared, a more extreme version of the same thing," he said. 

Several Bush advisers have backed Clinton, including Brent Scowcroft, Richard Armitage and Hank Paulson.