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 TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate 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 ClintonRoger Stone fundraising off promise not to testify against Trump Rivaling chants of 'USA,' 'lock him up' greet Flynn after sentencing hearing The Hill's 12:30 Report — Flynn awaits sentencing | White House signals it wants to avoid shutdown 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 McCainThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Flynn awaits sentencing | White House signals it wants to avoid shutdown Arizona gov taps McSally for McCain Senate seat Michelle Obama reflects on 'refreshing' tradition of sharing candy with George W. Bush MORE (Ariz.), Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseSenate votes to end debate on criminal justice reform bill CNN to partner with The Des Moines Register on polling ahead of 2020 Iowa caucuses Sasse calls on DOJ to investigate its handling of wealthy sex offender's plea deal MORE (Neb.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrMcConnell moves to force vote on Trump's counterterrorism nominee Senate votes to end debate on criminal justice reform bill Report accuses US tech giants of impeding Senate's Russia probe MORE (N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.