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Ex-Fox News Analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Shreds Former Colleagues: ‘Prostitutes’ And ‘Henchmen’ for Trump

August 19, 2018 in Blogs

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

Peters said he's doing his “part in these dreadful, dreadful days in Washington.”


Retired United States Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on Sunday unloaded on his former Fox News colleagues, arguing they serve Donald Trump with such blind faith that they “constitute a threat to our republic.”

Peters, who left Fox News in March with a scathing op-ed about the network’s pro-Trump slant, told CNN’s Brian Stelter he’s doing his “part in these dreadful, dreadful days in Washington.”

“What is the most dreadful part about it for you?” Shelter asked.

“Well, the most dreadful part is that we have a president who does not respect our system of government, does not understand our government, who is not interested in understanding our government, who believes that the Constitution is a menu from which he can choose only the most delectable items, who doesn’t respect the Constitution,” Peters replied. “That’s one thing.”

Peters, a former Russia analyst, added he’s “convinced that the President of the United States is enthralled to Vladimir Putin.”

“There is no other way to explain his behavior,” Peters claimed. “And he perfectly fits the profile of the kind of people the Russians target.”

“This is a distinctly un-American president who really doesn’t seem to like America very much, certainly doesn’t respect it,” Peters added. “And he’s a president who appears to be enthralled to a foreign power, a hostile foreign power. This is unbelievable to me. I could never have foreseen this. I was a pretty good analyst, made a lot more good calls than bad calls. I never could have foreseen this, to use a cliched word, this Orwellian situation.”

Asked if his sharp criticism of the president “has the opposite effect of your intent,” Peters replied he “doesn’t worry” about calculating his words.

“What we need is people who will speak honestly and say what they believe and not worry about who it offends. I’m just sick and tired of people hedging and hemming and hawing. This is a President of the United States who is a danger to the republic,“ Peters said. “Brian, the only reason I am here today on …read more

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