Ex-Trump protection chief: 'He's unfit for workplace,' shouldn't run

Former Protection Secretary Mark Esper mentioned Wednesday that former President Trump is unfit for workplace, and he doesn’t need him to run for president in 2024. 

Esper mentioned on “CNN This Morning” that each events ought to transfer on to a “subsequent era of leaders” who can unify the nation and work on coverage points as an alternative of private assaults. 

“I want he wouldn’t,” Esper mentioned, referring to Trump’s announcement Tuesday night time that he’s making one other bid for the White Home. “I feel he’s unfit for workplace.” 

He mentioned the Trump administration did have accomplishments on points akin to border safety, the appointment of conservative judges and decrease taxes, however different Republicans can have those self same achievements with out the “baggage,” private assaults and “self-centeredness” of Trump. 

Esper mentioned final week’s midterms show that Trump is unable to win elections. 

“He’s carried out extra to assist the Democrats than he has Republicans,” he mentioned. 

Trump has acquired blame from members of his personal get together for the GOP’s efficiency within the midterms. The get together hoped to make sweeping positive factors in each homes of Congress however didn’t win a majority within the Senate and can probably solely narrowly management the Home. 

A number of Trump-backed candidates who had been considered as weaker candidates than their major opponents however extra loyal to Trump misplaced in key Home, Senate and gubernatorial races. 

“There’s no cause why we shouldn’t have a much bigger margin within the Home, and we must always have taken the Senate, and but we haven’t,” Esper mentioned. 

“If you wish to govern with conservative ideas, then it’s a must to win elections, and Donald Trump can’t win elections,” he added. 

Esper had beforehand slammed Trump and criticized the previous president in a guide launched earlier this yr.

He served as Protection secretary from July 2019 till he was fired by Trump in November 2020, a number of days after the presidential election.

He mentioned that Trump is a menace to democracy and makes it “his mission to destroy your life” if somebody criticizes him. 

He mentioned throughout an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in Could {that a} “new era of Republican leaders” is required and he condemned “excessive partisanship.”