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 TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally 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 ClintonFive takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Five takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Trump jokes he'd get 'electric chair' if he deleted even one 'love note' email to Melania 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 DNC's climate problems run deep Trump's health care focus puts GOP on edge Trump's health care focus puts GOP on edge MORE (Ariz.), Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseSwing-state Democrats see trouble in proposed pay hike Swing-state Democrats see trouble in proposed pay hike House Dems move to give lawmakers a pay increase MORE (Neb.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrDemocrats detail new strategy to pressure McConnell on election security bills Democrats detail new strategy to pressure McConnell on election security bills Ex-state senator in North Carolina enters race against Tillis MORE (N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.