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 TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat 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 ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine 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 McCainOvernight Energy: Lake Mead's decline points to scary water future in West | White House leads opposition to raising gas tax | Biden taps ex-New Mexico lawmaker for USDA post Lake Mead's decline points to scary water future in West Five takeaways from the Biden-Putin summit MORE (Ariz.), Ben SasseBen SasseGOP senators applaud Biden for global vaccine donation plans Pence: Trump and I may never 'see eye to eye' on events of Jan. 6 White House: Biden will not appoint presidential Jan. 6 commission MORE (Neb.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle The Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? MORE (N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.