Ex-CIA chief rips into Trump: You’d need ‘an extremely tall ladder’ to reach intellect and integrity of McRaven

Former CIA chief John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea Intel agencies' threat assessment matters more than tiff with Trump MORE blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE on Monday, saying the president would need “an extremely tall ladder" to approach the "intellect, competence & integrity of Bill McRaven.”

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"You constantly remind us how substantively shallow & dishonest you are on so many fronts, which is why we are in such dangerous times," Brennan tweeted.

"You would need an extremely tall ladder to get anywhere near the level of intellect, competence & integrity of Bill McRaven & your predecessors," he added, referring to the retired admiral and Navy SEAL who led the operation to assassinate Osama bin Laden in 2011.

Trump said during an interview over the weekend with Fox News that it would have “been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner.”

He made the comment when questioned about criticism from McRaven, who said the president’s attacks on the media are the “greatest threat to democracy in [his] lifetime.”

Brennan is a frequent critic of Trump on both Twitter and cable news. Trump pulled the former CIA director’s security clearance earlier this year.