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 TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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 ClintonHillicon Valley: Trump pushes to speed up 5G rollout | Judge hits Roger Stone with full gag order | Google ends forced arbitration | Advertisers leave YouTube after report on pedophile ring 4 ways Hillary looms over the 2020 race Hillary Clinton met with Biden, Klobuchar to talk 2020: report 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.

 

She joins a number of Republicans in criticizing Putin's performance at the Helsinki press conference, including Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMellman: Where are good faith and integrity? GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech MORE (Ariz.), Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Push for cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill | Court lets Dems defend ObamaCare | Flu season not as severe as last year, CDC says Senate approves border bill that prevents shutdown The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears MORE (Neb.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrCohen to testify before Senate Intel on Tuesday Harris on election security: 'Russia can't hack a piece of paper' Schiff: Evidence of collusion between Trump campaign, Russia 'pretty compelling' MORE (N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.