Former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday said President Donald Trump’s apparent threat to retaliate against countries who voted for a United Nations resolution opposing the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “beyond outrageous.”
In one of his first tweets sent since joining Twitter, Brennan said that the Trump administration’s move shows that Trump “expects blind loyalty and subservience from everyone.” He also suggested that the President is a “narcissistic, vengeful” autocrat.
Trump Admin threat to retaliate against nations that exercise sovereign right in UN to oppose US position on Jerusalem is beyond outrageous. Shows @realDonaldTrump expects blind loyalty and subservience from everyone—qualities usually found in narcissistic, vengeful autocrats.
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) December 21, 2017
The UN voted 128–9 on Thursday to back a nonbinding resolution rejecting Trump’s decision to name Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Before the vote, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said she would be “taking names” during the vote, which she claimed was “criticizing our choice.”