Brennan slams Trump after ABC interview: Unfit to be president a 'gross understatement'

Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanKrystal Ball defends praise of Yang: I am not 'a Russian plant' We need answers to questions mainstream media won't ask about Democrats Former Reagan official rips Republicans for backing Trump: 'It's like the invasion of the body snatchers' MORE lit into President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE on Wednesday just hours after Trump said he would listen if a foreign government reached out to provide him with dirt on a political opponent.

“This is just the latest example of what Vice President Biden meant when he said that Mr. Trump is an existential threat to our country,” Brennan said in a tweet.

“‘Unfit to be President’ is a gross understatement. @realDonaldTrump is undeserving of any public office, and all Americans should be outraged,” he continued. 

Brennan’s remarks came in response to comments Trump made in an interview with ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosKudlow: 'I don't honestly know' if Trump was joking about China investigating Bidens The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's impeachment woes mount Jordan refuses to say whether Trump asking China for investigation was appropriate MORE

When pressed in the interview about whether he would alert the FBI or listen if China, Russian or another foreign government tried to give him damaging information about a political opponent, Trump said, "I think maybe you do both."

"I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening," the president continued.

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"If somebody called from a country — Norway — 'We have information on your opponent,'" Trump said hypothetically, "Oh, I think I’d want to hear it."

"You want that kind of interference in our elections?" Stephanopoulos asked.

“It’s not an interference. It’s information. I think I’d take it,” he said, adding that if he thought there was “something wrong” then he would “maybe” alert the FBI.

Stephanopoulos also pointed out in the interview that FBI Director Christopher Wray had previously said campaign officials should alert the FBI in the event they are contacted by a foreign body.

"The FBI director is wrong," Trump said in response.