Former U.S. ambassador to Gabon Joe Wilson appeared Friday on MSNBC to talk about the pardon of former Cheney chief of staff Scooter Libby on Friday and said President Donald Trump is "venal" and is just trying to get through each day while putting "as many fucking dollars into his bank account as he possibly can."
"I don't think he actually has a mind," Wilson told MSNBC's Katie Tur. "I think he basically is very venal. He is looking to get himself through the next day and put as many fucking dollars into his bank account as he possibly can. I think this man is a danger to the United States of America."
"I apologize for the profanity. But these are serious times," he said.
Wilson also complained that Trump is a "vile and despicable" individual who is a "rank repudiation" of everything his generation and the United States stands for. Wilson said Trump is allowing the neocons to return to the fold.
"You can get away with anything," Wilson said of the Trump presidency. "You want to betray your country? That's fine because Trump will pardon you if it suits his venal political interests. He is a vile and despicable individual who is undermining the democracy of our country and whose administration is a rank repudiation of everything of everything that my generation, since the end of the Second World War, has tried to put into place to ensure global stability."
"He is a menace to society and by bringing the neoconservatives back into his administration, he is an appeaser to those interests that he opposed when he ran for president, and he's also essentially developing a coalition of extremists. And by bringing the neoconservatives back into the fold, they have a massive propaganda operation with which I was very familiar for over a decade. And they will now be spewing his crap exponentially more powerfully than he was able to do by himself. And he was able to do a lot by himself," Wilson said.